Breast Ironing

Breast Ironing Violence:

Article 19 as stipulated by the African (Banjul) charter following the convention on the rights of the child, adopted by the Cameroon Penal Code states that, all States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, socail and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent, maltreatment while under the care of the parents(s), legal guardians(s) or any other person who has the care of the child. 

Section 277-2 of the Cameroon Penal Code on the prevention of growth of organ states that, whoever, in any manner whatsoever, interferes with an organ in order to inhibit its normal growth shall be punished with imprisonment for from six(6) months to five(5) years and with fine of from 100,000 to 1000000 francs or with both such imprisonment and fine.