×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: ML | Algeria | Violence Against Women

New Algerian Law Punishes Violence against Women

New Algerian Law Punishes Violence against Women

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 01:54 PM

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A new Algerian law has come into effect this week punishing violence against women and sexual harassment, in a victory for feminist groups that had fought for years for the legislation.

The law took effect Monday after being blocked by the Senate for eight months amid resistance from conservative Muslims who view it as interference in family affairs.

It's the fruit of a long struggle by feminist organizations that have been fighting against a spike in attacks against women. The law will hand down heavy penalties for acts of violence and for harassment of women in the streets.

Officials say the 7,500 cases of violence reported in 2015 represent only 20 percent of the real number, since women prefer to stay silent rather than bring shame to their family.

© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


MiddleEast
A new Algerian law has come into effect this week punishing violence against women and sexual harassment, in a victory for feminist groups that had fought for years for the legislation.The law took effect Monday after being blocked by the Senate for eight months amid...
ML,Algeria,Violence Against Women
132
2016-54-02
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 01:54 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved