Types of Violence - Jordan

Situation report on violence against women in Jordan

04.05.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

In 2008, Jordan adopted the Law on Protection from Domestic Violence (No. 6). The law, which was heavily amended in 2017, does not mention the concept of gender-based violence. In general, it can be regarded as a protective law, as it provides for restraining orders to be issued against the abuser and protection measures to be taken immediately in cases of domestic violence. The law, also, presents some major shortcomings, including the failure to criminalize forms of violence such as restrictions on women’s freedom and choices, economic abuse, psychological violence, and marital rape and the exclusion of former spouses and non-married intimate partners from the definition of “family members”.

In this document, EuroMed Rigts provides a brief overview of the existing legal, judicial and political frameworks in Jordan to fight violence against women. It also provides number of recommendations in this matter.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : EuroMed Rights
  • Publishing house : EuroMed Rights
  • Publication date : 2018
  • Number of pages : 6
  • Language : English


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