Types of Violence - - Middle East

Women, Gender and Gun Violence in the Middle East

19.02.2016 / Created by (EMWF)

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”.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Rebecca Gerome
  • Publishing house : International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)
  • Publication date : 2011
  • Number of pages : 43
  • Language : English


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