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Name: Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 (Republic Act No. 9262).
Country: Philippines
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2004-03-08
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 2004-06-28, vol. 100, No. 26, 4037-4049, ISSN: 0115-0421
ISN: PHL-2004-L-72734
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=72734&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 2004-06-28, vol. 100, No. 26, 4037-4049, ISSN: 0115-0421
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line The House of Representatives, Congress of the Philippines PDF of Act PDF of Act (consulted on 2012-02-07)
Abstract/Citation: Provides for the protection of women and children against violence by defining violence and providing penalties including imprisonment and fines. It also provides for the issuing and modalities of protection orders. Battered Woman Syndrome is recognised as a defence, in addition to self-defence as set out in the Penal Code. The Act also provides that perpetrators are to receive counselling for anger management and if necessary are to be submitted to psychiatric treatment or confinement.

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