Country Afghanistan
Year 2010
Type of Measure Justice > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Deputy Office for EVAW was established under the Attorney General's Office (AGO) as a mandate of the Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW Law) passed in 2009. The main task of the Office is to investigate and prosecute cases of violence against women, and support and assist victims throughout the process. The Office can accept cases from anywhere in the country. 

Source of Information

Afghanistan's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.59

For more information: A Long Way to Go: Implementation of the Elimination of Violence against Women Law in Afghanistan (by OHCHR. November 2011) and Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW)