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UN: Afghanistan Slow to Enforce Law Protecting Women

The United Nations says Afghanistan is failing to implement a law designed to protect women from violence. A report issued Sunday by the U.N. mission in Afghanistan found that although Afghan authorities registered more reports of violence against women under the four-year-old law, prosecutions and convictions remain low. The Elimination of Violence Against Women law criminalizes child marriage, selling and buying women to settle disputes, assault, and more than a dozen other acts of...

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