Country Afghanistan
Year 2009
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description


Article 26 of the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) states that if a person engages or marries an adult woman without her consent, considering the circumstances he/she shall be sentenced to medium imprisonment of not less than 2 years and the marriage or engagement shall be revoked in accordance with the provisions of law.

Source of Information

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


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