The draft law, which will modify several existing laws, aims at preventing violence, protecting victims and reinforcing collaboration between several actors.
The law will introduce into the penal code the legal notion of forbidding any form of violence based on gender. Genital mutilation will become sanctioned by pecuniary fines and a maximum 20-year prison sentence.
An additional measure is introduced for children affected by domestic violence. There will be obligatory consultations for any minor who has been exposed to domestic violence and where the perpetrator has been expelled from the home. The minors will be assisted by specialised services.