Country Afghanistan
Year 2009
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

According to Article 23 of the Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW), if a person beats a woman which does not result in injury or disability of the victim, the offender shall be sentenced to short term imprisonment not exceeding 3 months.

Source of Information

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

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