New Algerian law punishes violence against women from StarTribune, 02/02/2016

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

img-icon-newsALGIERS, Algeria — 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.

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