‘Marrying Your Rapist is Not Justice’ - NGOs

Women’s organisations plan to protest outside Mozambique’s Parliament against articles in a new draft of the penal code

Women’s organisations in Mozambique plan to protest outside the country’s Parliament against articles in a new draft of the penal code, including a provision that charges of rape or other sexual offences will be dropped if the rapist marries the victim.

The penal code is currently being revised by the Parliamentary Legal Affairs Commission, but it has left much of the old penal code, directly inherited from the Portuguese penal code of 1886, intact.

The protest will also be directed at other provisions in the penal code which the women’s organisations say discriminate against women and children.
 
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