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Domestic violence in Panama

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Domestic violence in Panama

Domestic violence in Panama is a serious problem and remains underreported.[1] Domestic violence, including spousal rape, psychological, physical, and economic abuse are criminalized.[2][3] Panama enacted Ley No.38 del 2001 against domestic violence.[4] In 2013, the country enacted Law 82 - Typifying Femicide and Violence Against Women (Ley 82 - Tipifica el Femicidio y la Violencia contra las Mujeres) a comprehensive law against violence against women.[5]

The Integrated National System for Criminal Statistics (SIEC) reported 1,283 cases of domestic violence from January through June 2013. Statistics for January through September from the Panamanian Observatory Against Gender-Based Violence showed that of the 47 women who died violently, 30 died as a result of domestic violence.[6]

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