Protocol watch


Eritrea did not ratify the Maputo Protocol, but signed it on April, 2012. 

  • The Government of Eritrea has given the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) the mandate to act as the women’s machinery in the country.
  • Article 635, which bluntly glorifies the marital power of the husband, was automatically repealed and was replaced by Article 45 of family law which recognizes the equal rights and status of both sexes and keeps the interest of the children and the mother.
  • In the five years leading to the November 2013 Universal Periodic Review report, 207,416 femalegenital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C) related disputes were brought to the courts