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Draft law on violence against women under consideration at HPR

Draft law 60-2016 on violence against women is being discussed in plenary on Friday in the House of People’s Representatives (HPR).

At the opening of the session, HPR Speaker Mohamed Ennaceur said that this organic law, which is of major interest to public opinion and civil society, constitutes a new achievement that will reinforce the rights of women in Tunisia.

The draft law establishes provisions to eradicate all forms of gender-based violence in order to achieve gender equality and to preserve human dignity. It adopts a comprehensive approach ranging from prevention to criminal prosecution, sanctions and the protection and assistance of victims.

It includes, as stated in article 2, all forms of violence against women, irrespective of their authors and dimensions, without any distinction being made on the basis of the colour of the skin, race, religion, age, nationality, ideology, economic and social conditions, marital status, health state, language or disability.

The HPR Committee on Rights, Freedoms and External Relations unanimously adopted the report on this law, which was presented at the beginning of the meeting. It includes a summary of its work on this file and hearings of all stakeholders: Ministries of Women and Justice, civil society, National Union of Tunisian Women (UNFT), Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD ), The Parliamentary Association for the Family, the League of Tunisian Electors, the Voice of the Child Association, the Women’s Commission of the Truth and Dignity Forum and several experts in this field.

Source: TAP News Agency

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