Legislation exists on domestic violence (1=yes; 0=no)

Definition: Legislation exists on domestic violence is whether there is legislation addressing domestic violence: violence between spouses, within the family or members of the same household, or in interpersonal relationships, including intimate partner violence that is subject to criminal sanctions or provides for protection orders for domestic violence, or the legislation addresses “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment” or “harassment” that clearly affects physical or mental health, and it is implied that such behavior is considered domestic violence.

Description: The map below shows how Legislation exists on domestic violence (1=yes; 0=no) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a value of 1.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Mali, with a value of 0.00.

Source: World Bank: Women, Business and the Law.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Periodicity: Annual