Initiates file downloadConstitution of the Republic Of Rwanda of 2023:

Enforces to building a State governed by the rule of law based on the respect for human rights, freedoms and on the principle of equality of all Rwandans before the law as well as that of equality between women and men.

Law No.59/2008 on the Prevention and Punishment of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) : Prevents and punishes Gender Based Violence Crimes in all of its forms.

LAW N° 272021 OF 10062021 GOVERNING LAND IN RWANDA: Guarantees equal rights for men and women on land access, ownership and utilization

Organic Budget Law no. 12/2013, instituting Gender-responsive Budgeting: Enforces accountability measures for gender sensitive resource allocation across sectors programmes and projects through Gender Budget Statements; a mandatory annex of the Budget Framework Paper submitted to both chambers of Parliament. 

Law Nº68/2018 of 30/08/2018 determining offences and penalties in general:Penalizes crimes related to child defilement; adultery; physical and sexual violence on his/ her spouse; concubinage; bigamy or officiating at bigamy; playing a role in forced cohabitation; harassment of a spouse; sexual harassment;fraudulent use of family property and denial,on grounds of marriage, of freedom to practice family planning .


Law Nº32/2016 of 28/08/2016 Governing Persons and Family : The Law governs natural persons and family as well as relations between persons. It contains different provisions relating to rights and obligations of both men and women. It provides equal treatment of legitimate children in succession without any discrimination between male and female children and right of the surviving spouse to take part in succession.

Law N°003/2016 of 30/03/2016 Establishing and Governing Maternity Leave benefits Scheme: This Law establishes and governs maternity leave benefits scheme. It guarantees security for women employment and for the protection of the child.

Prime Minister's Order N°001/03of 11/01/2012 determining modalities in which Government Institutions Prevent and Respond to Gender Based Violence : The law gives responsibility for all Government institutions for GBV prevention and Response and Reporting.

Initiates file downloadMinisterial Order N°001/08.11 of 11/02/2014 on Court Fees For Criminal Matters (Art. 2, P.38) : It provides for the exemption of court fees for cases relating to the protection of a child's rights and the fight against sexual violence.


The National Gender Policy highlights principal guidelines on which sectoral policies and programmes will base to integrate gender issues in their respective social, cultural, economic and political planning and programming. 

LawN°71/2018 of 31/08/2018 relating to the protection of the child :it provides protection for children against shows, records and adverts of child pornographic images, picture or voice and images

Initiates file downloadLaw N° 66/2018 of 30/08/2018 regulating labour in Rwanda:Provides for Equal opportunities and equal pay for women and men; rights to full salary to a female employee who gives birth during 3 months of maternity leave and the breastfeeding period; working conditions for a pregnant or breastfeeding woman and prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace.