This report, based on a study conducted in Jordan, Lebanon and Occupied Palestinian Territory, explains the direct and indirect impacts of small arms on women in the Middle East. It includes armed domestic violence and “honour crimes”, as well as long-term social, economic and psychological effects of revenge killings between male family members and tribal vendettas on women. The report also focuses on the challenges and obstacles women groups face in engaging in the issue of small arms, which are mostly controlled by men and are considered a sensitive and sometimes taboo issue. It also casts lights on the laws that still pardon and give reduced penalties for “crimes committed in the name of honour”.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.