About Torunn Wimpelmann

Torunn Wimpelmann is a researcher at Chr Michelsen Institute in Norway. She recently completed her PhD on gender violence in Afghanistan at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University.

Problematic protection: the law on Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan

The attempt on May 18th to get the Afghan parliament to ratify a key law on violence against women ended in a fiasco and has been angrily dismissed as the politicking of a single ambitious female politician. But the controversies around the EVAW law show that there are no perfect strategies available to women activists in Afghanistan.  Continue reading