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Protection against violence

The law in Monaco

Act No. 1.457, dated 20 December 2017, on harassment and violence at work

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Sovereign Ordinance No. 5.208, dated 20 February 2015, giving effect to the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, opened for signature in Istanbul on 11 May 2011

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Sovereign Ordinance No. 5.803, dated 11 April 2016, giving effect to the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, agreed in Warsaw on 16 May 2005

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Act No. 1.457, dated 20 December 2017, on harassment and violence at work

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Reference texts

The Convention on Action against
Trafficking in Human Beings,
adopted in Warsaw on 16 May 2005

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The Council of Europe Convention
on Preventing and Combating Violence
against Women and Domestic Violence,
adopted in Istanbul on 11 May 2011

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Reference figures

IMSEE collects data relating to violence against women. The first study on violence against women was published on 14 January 2020.

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The different types of violence

Domestic violence can take several forms:

Physical abuse:
This is the most visible and most familiar form of violence, since
it is the easiest form to identify. Partners use this type of abuse to physically coerce women by causing them bodily harm.

This can take many forms (e.g. punching, kicking, slapping, use of a weapon, etc.)

Psychological abuse:
It is a much more difficult form to define because it is not as visible as other types of violence. It is mentioned when it has an impact on a woman’s mental/psychological wellbeing.

It can take a number of forms (psychological harassment, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, humiliation, belittling, etc.).

Sexual abuse :
This is the most hidden form of abuse. It is also difficult to identify. The term sexual abuse covers incidents where a woman is forced to engage in sexual relations or acts against her will.

It can take various forms (sexual harassment, violence during sex, humiliation, forced sexual practices, etc.).

Sexual harassment
Sexual harassment involves repeatedly inflicting
words or behaviour with sexual or sexist connotations on a person. It impacts the dignity of the victim, who feels humiliated, and creates a situation which is uncomfortable and offensive to her.

We use the term sexual harassment when pressure is used in a bid to obtain a sexual favour for the predator.

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