|Name:||Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) Law, 2009 (Presidential Decree No. 91 of 20 July 2009).|
|Subject(s):||Criminal and penal law; Equality of opportunity and treatment|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line Ministry of Women's Affairs, Afghanistan 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.