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Name: Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) Law, 2009 (Presidential Decree No. 91 of 20 July 2009).
Country: Afghanistan
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law; Equality of opportunity and treatment
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2009-07-20
Entry into force:
ISN: AFG-2009-L-102060
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry of Women's Affairs, Afghanistan PDF of Decree in English PDF of Decree in English (consulted on 2016-06-15)
Abstract/Citation: The Law was passed by Presidential Decree on the 20th of July 2009. It provides protection for women against violence as well as forced marriages, under-age marriages and polygamous relationships.

As at 2016, the EVAW Law had not yet been approved in parliament.

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