Petition launched to stop repeal of EVAW

Petititon: SUPPORT AFGHAN WOMEN’S RIGHTS:
STOP THE REPEAL of EVAW the Law to Eliminate Violence Against Women.

Why this is important: The petition is needed to stop the Afghan Parliament and President Karzai from repealing the 2009 Afghan Law on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) to replace it with a less effective version that would serve the interests of extremists and perpetrators of violence against women. The existing law prohibits 22 acts of violence against women, provides support to survivors, and prosecutes offenders.