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

Brief Description

Article 28 of the Law on Elimination of Violence aginst Women prohibits a person from marrying a woman who has not attained the legal age of marriage.  The offender who has not complied with Article 71 of the Civil Code, shall be sentenced to medium imprisonment of at least 2 years.

Source of Information

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

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