Commitment title:

Addressing GBV

Commitment description:

Eliminate gender-based violence: (i) eradicate child marriage (from 35.2 per cent in 2015 to 0 per cent) by enforcing laws prohibiting this practice and carrying out the Programme of Action aimed at eradicating child marriage with the help of leaders and the media; (ii) eradicate FGM among girls aged 0–14 years, from 53 per cent in 2015 to 0 per cent, by adopting and enforcing texts criminalizing GBV/FGM.

Modes of engagement:
  • Change or creation of legislation
    Adoption et application de textes criminalisant les VBG/MGF
  • Programmatic action
    Élaboration et mise en oeuvre de programmes intégrés de lutte contre les VBG y compris les MGF.
Commitment to be actioned in: Mauritania
Submitted from: Mauritania
Submitted by
Thematic area
Address gender-based violence and the harmful practices of child, early and forced marriages and female genital mutilation
Commitment category

(5) (a) Zero sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices, including zero child, early and forced marriage, as well as zero female genital mutilation; and (b) Elimination of all forms of discrimination against all women and girls, in order to realize all individuals’ full socio-economic potential.