Country Afghanistan
Year 2009
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Other harmful practices

Brief Description


Article 20 of the Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women states that if a person burns a woman, sprays chemical or other poisonous substances on her body causing injury, makes her eat a poisonous substance, or injects a poisonous substance into her body, the offender shall be sentenced to long term imprisonment not less than 10 years.   If the aforementioned crime is committed to spread fear and terror in the society in order to prohibit women from exercising their civil rights or results in the death of the victim, the offender shall be sentenced to continued imprisonment or death penalty.

Source of Information

Government of Afghanistan, National Review on Beijing+20, 2014 page 6 (Section 1.6)


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