Country Afghanistan
Year 2009
Type of Measure Justice > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Prosecution Office for Elimination of Violence against Women was established in 2009 to follow cases of sexual violence, family murders, family violence, sexual harassment, suicide, self-burning, cutting parts of the body, forced prostitution, prevention of the right of work, prevention of inheritance and non-payment of alimony. The Prosecution Office is currently functioning in 10 provincial offices.

Source of Information

Government of Afghanistan, National Review on Beijing+20, 2014 page 6 (Section 1.5)