Types of Violence - Algeria

Algeria: Comprehensive reforms needed to end sexual and gender-based violence against women and girls

05.01.2016 / Created by (EMWF)

The report sheds light on abuses of human rights of women in Algeria and the steps taken by the government to address sexual and gender based violence.The study shows that women who were abducted and raped by armed groups during the internal conflict in the 90s, have not had access to judicial remedies and adequate reparations. Similarly, in 2001, women living in the oil-rich city of Hassi Messaoud suffered a spate of attacks, including sexual assaults, by non-state actors and similar attacks occurred again in 2010. The perpetrators of the attacks have not been held to account.The report has recommendations of measures to be taken in order to achieve full legal reforms to prevent, prosecute and eliminate sexual and gender-based violence in Algeria.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Amnesty International
  • Publishing house : Amnesty International
  • Publication date : 2014
  • Number of pages : 29
  • Language : English

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