Strengthening existing legal provisions prohibiting sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual bribery and to punish those found guilty of such criminal acts.

Sexual harassment is a violation of fundamental human rights and is mentioned in Section 345 of the Penal Code. It is observed that this problem continues even though there are legal provisions to set the punishment for those crimes.

Accordingly the proposal, presented by the Minister of Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional Reforms to instruct the legal draftsman to prepare a bill to include articles in the Penal Code criminalizing sexual assault and all forms of sexual harassment and to introduce a new section to give severe punishment for that and to make sexual bribery an offense, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

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