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

Brief Description

The Law on Elimination of Violence against Women has been codified in the light of Articles 24 and 54 of the Afghan Constitution Provisions and is composed of four chapters and forty-four articles signed by the former President of Afghanistan under Presidential Decreee Number 91.  The law strives to protect the legal and human rights of women, support women who are  victims of violence, provide public awareness and training on eliminating violence against women, and prosecute perpetrators of violence against women.

Source of Information

Government of Afghanistan, National Review on Beijing+20, 2014 page 5 (Section 1.1)