The law on elimination of violence against women has been in effect since 2009, but only by presidential decree. it is being brought before parliament now because lawmaker fawzia kofi, a women's rights activist, wants to cement it with a parliamentary vote to prevent its potential reversal by any future president who might be tempted to repeal it to satisfy hard-line religious parties.
updated: 5/18/2013 2:05 PM
Afghan lawmakers block law on women's rights
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