Oman

Population size: 

5.1 million [1]

Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:

No research.

Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:

No research.

Estimated % change due to COVID-19:

No research.


Current law and policy:

Oman has no laws prohibiting domestic violence or marital rape. Cases can only be brought under general assault or battery charges.

Oman fully endorsed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against women, thereby according to men and women the same rights with respect to movement of persons and freedom to choose their place of residence. However, Women continue to face discrimination, in law and in practice, in relation to matters such as divorce and the law still does not prohibit gender-based violence or marital rape. 307 Oman has no laws prohibiting domestic violence and martial rape. Cases can only be brought under general assault or battery charges. [2]



 

Sources


[1] Worldometer, “Oman Population (Live)”, (worldometers.info)

[2] https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2017/country-chapters/oman