The Constitution of the Republic Of Rwanda of 2003 Revised In 2015: Enshrines the principles of gender equality and women's rights and provides for the minimum 30% quota for women in all decision-making positions.
Law N° 51/2007 of 20/09/2007 determining the responsibilities, organization and functioning of the Gender Monitoring Office in Rwanda : It enshrines the overall mandate and responsibilities of the Gender Monitoring Office
Law No.59/2008 on the Prevention and Punishment of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) : Prevents and punishes Gender Based Violence Crimes in all of its forms.
Law N° 43/2013 of 16/06/2013 governing land in Rwanda : Guarantees equal rights for men and women on land access, ownership and utilization
Organic Budget Law no. 12/2013, instituting Gender-responsive Budgeting: Enforces accountability measures for gender sensitive resource allocation across sectors programmes and projects through Gender Budget Statements; a mandatory annex of the Budget Framework Paper submitted to both chambers of Parliament.
Law Nº68/2018 of 30/08/2018 determining offences and penalties in general:Penalizes crimes related to child defilement; adultery; physical and sexual violence on his/ her spouse; concubinage; bigamy or officiating at bigamy; playing a role in forced cohabitation; harassment of a spouse; sexual harassment;fraudulent use of family property and denial,on grounds of marriage, of freedom to practice family planning .
Law Nº 27/2016 of 08/07/2016 governing matrimonial regimes, donations and successions : It provides equal treatment of legitimate children in succession without any discrimination between male and female children and right of the surviving spouse to take part in succession.
Law Nº32/2016 of 28/08/2016 Governing Persons and Family : The Law governs natural persons and family as well as relations between persons. It contains different provisions relating to rights and obligations of both men and women
Law N°003/2016 of 30/03/2016 Establishing and Governing Maternity Leave benefits Scheme: This Law establishes and governs maternity leave benefits scheme. It guarantees security for women employment and for the protection of the child.
Prime Minister's Order N°001/03of 11/01/2012 determining modalities in which Government Institutions Prevent and Respond to Gender Based Violence : The law gives responsibility for all Government institutions for GBV prevention and Response and Reporting.
Ministerial Order N°001/08.11 of 11/02/2014 on Court Fees For Criminal Matters (Art. 2, P.38) : It provides for the exemption of court fees for cases relating to the protection of a child's rights and the fight against sexual violence.
LawN°71/2018 of 31/08/2018 relating to the protection of the child :it provides protection for children against shows, records and adverts of child pornographic images, picture or voice and images
Law N° 66/2018 of 30/08/2018 regulating labour in Rwanda:Provides for Equal opportunities and equal pay for women and men; rights to full salary to a female employee who gives birth during 3 months of maternity leave and the breastfeeding period; working conditions for a pregnant or breastfeeding woman and prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace.