Project :
Female Killings in Jordan
Partner(s) :
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
Program(s) :
Pillar(s) :
Equality and Justice

Female Killings in Jordan


A study of female killings in Jordan - femicide and attempted femicid - was conducted in cooperation with the Jordanian Judiciary system, the public security sector (police) and the forensic (medical examiner) branch. This study was supported by the UNIFEM Arab States Regional Office and was published in 2007.
The purpose of the study was to explore and identify social, legal, economic and cultural characteristics related to crimes perpetrated against Jordanian females during a four-year period. The findings, outcomes and conclusions were used seek changes in society at a policy level. They aimed to address the need to change the social, legal, economic and cultural perceptions of these crimes and remove the practice of legal leniency for the perpetrators.

Homebound Girls in Jordan
The Case of Women’s Rights in Jordan – A Struggle from Childhood to Adulthood
Coping Mechanisms of Single Parents in Jordan
Social Insurance Reform in Jordan: Awareness and Perceptions of Employment Opportunities for Women
MUSAWA: Strengthening Self Advocacy Capacities for Rights and Equal Opportunities of People with Disabilities in Middle East
To Be a Girl in Jordan: A Legal and Cultural Bias
Reversing the Gender Bias against Jordanian Women Married to Foreigners
Mathlouma: Removing Honor from Crimes of Honor (2009-2010)
Family, Local Child Rearing Practices, and Existing Programs and Services in Disadvantaged Areas in Jordan
National Study on Child Labor in Jordan