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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Amal Association for the family and the child
Radio Hawa FM
Association Feminine de Lutte contre le Violence à l'Egard de la Femme et de l'Enfant (AFLCVF)
Mixité et Gouvernance en Méditerranée
The School Girls of Azaghar Foundation
Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM)
University of Mohammed V Rabat
Kadın ve Demokrasi Derneği - KADEM - Women and Democracy Association
Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy
The Digital Museum of Women  Zatek
Réseau Algérien des Femmes d'Affaires (RAFA)
University of Naples  L'Orientale
Women in Front
Adina Mocanu
Association Karama of Arab Family (AKFA)
Association Khmir Environnement et Développement
Associació Catalana de Dones Directives i Empresaries
Alternative Movement for Individual Freedoms M.A.L.I.
Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD)
Mediterranean Observatory of Communication (OMEC)
Forum for Professionals fighting against Family Honor Crimes in the Palestinian society in Israel
Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilisations
Fédération des Ligues des Droits des Femmes
Tunisian League of Women's Political Rights
Tunisian Association of Gender Studies
Women'  s Studies Center (WSC)
Cooperation Association
Union de l'Action Feministe (UAF)
Arij Khamis Al Zawi
Ibsar Association for the Culture and Leisure of blind and visually handicapped people
Egyptian Female Lawyers
Association Féminine pour le Développement de la Famille (AFDF)
Association Voix de Femmes Marocaines
Elmehwar Association for Developing the Egyptian Family
Amman Center for Human Rights Studies
Kings Road Association

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