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

Brief Description


According to Article 21 of the Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women, if the violence against a woman forces her to commit self-ignition, suicide, or to use chemical or other poisonous substances on herself, the offender shall be sentenced to medium imprisonment in case of injury or disability; however, if the act results in the death of the victim, the assailant shall face long term imprisonment not exceeding 10 years.

Source of Information

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


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