Afghan Women’s Network and Civil Society’s Statement on EVAW scrutiny

Afghan Women’s Network and Civil Society’s Statement on the scrutiny of the EVAW law in Afghan Parliament

Date: 31/2/1392

On Saturday 18/May a number of Afghan parliamentarians have branded the law on the Elimination of Violence against Women as un-Islamic.

The Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) law, which has been enacted through a decree of President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in 2009 is considered a major step forward in the legal protection of women’s rights after the Afghan constitution. The EVAW law which aims at addressing the grieve situation of violence against women and young girls in the country is a joint achievement of Afghan women from civil society, parliament and government.

Full statement here.

EVAW Statement (Final English)-2