publish date 2021-09-16 13:20:39
The Association of the Jordanian Women’s Solidarity Institute “Tadamon” said that family murders will continue and may even increase in frequency, as long as our legislation includes mitigating excuses for perpetrators of crimes under the pretext of “honour” and as long as the law permits beating children as discipline, and as long as bullying and violence are increasing in prevalence and expansion, and as long as Our procedures and measures are constrained by submitting complaints or not, and as long as the penalty is subject to mitigation in the event of forfeiting the personal right by choice or coercion, and as long as there is weakness or defect in the procedures and programs for prevention and protection from domestic violence, the options and opportunities for women to escape from domestic violence are still limited in scope and scope.
The association indicated in a statement, today, Thursday, that Jordan, from the beginning of 2021 until today, 16/9/2021, witnessed the occurrence of 12 family murders, killing 13 females, while a daughter and a wife survived, who were stabbed in two separate incidents by the father and husband, respectively. , according to the monitoring of different media.
During the month of January 2021, a husband shot his wife (53 years) and his son (18 years) by firing squad on 18/1/2021 in the Rusaifa area, and on 25/1/2021 a young man confessed to killing his sister (twenties) by beating to death in Marka area in the capital Amman.
During the month of March 2021, and on March 6, 2021, specifically, a father killed his two daughters (two and three years old) with a sharp object in the southern Badia, and on International Women’s Day, which fell on March 8, 2021, a man killed his ex-wife (a fiftieth year). An stabbing inside the Sharia Court of Rusaifa, and on March 10, 2021 a mother (sixties) was stabbed to death by her son in the capital Amman, and on March 11, 2021 a girl (twenty) was stabbed to death by her mother in Mafraq Governorate. A girl (twenty-year-old) was stabbed by her father in the Sweileh area in the capital, Amman, on March 18, 2021, and her general condition was average.
During April 2021, on April 29, 2021, a wife was stabbed to death by her husband’s brother in the Rusaifa area in Zarqa Governorate.
In May 2021, on May 26, 2021, a son (forty) stabbed his mother (in his eighties) to death in the Al Hussein camp area in the capital, Amman. On 30/5/2021, a wife (in her thirties) was stabbed several times by her husband, while the sons stabbed their father before he escaped.
In June, on 16/6/2021, a 21-year-old university girl was killed by her father as a result of severely beating her with an electric wire for failing in an academic subject. In the second half of June, a brother burned his sister to death in Zarqa Governorate, following family disputes between them. On June 28, 2021, a husband killed his wife by beating and suffocation in Al-Balqa Governorate.
In September, on 9/15/2021, a twenty-eight-year-old wife and mother of three children was burned to death by her husband after he poured kerosene on her. She died a week after her stay in the hospital in Amman, and the wife wrote on her Facebook page, “God suffices me and yes The agent thought he would change my life, but he has erased all of my life.”
Noting that “Solidarity” had monitored 21 family murders against women and girls during 2019 and 20 in 2020.
The murders of women constitute the most serious and last link in a series of continuous cycles of violence against them, and these crimes are an inevitable result of the consequences and effects of the various forms of violence practiced against them. The crimes of “the killing of women and girls because they are women” were committed, which is completely different from the crimes committed against persons, whether male or female. The crimes of femicide are those crimes that were deliberately committed against them because they were women. In the past, these crimes were referred to as “female murder”, “girl infanticide” or “systematic femicide” crimes.
There are no official figures about the prevalence of violence against unmarried girls and women aged 50 years and over
It is taken from the Population and Family Health Survey 2017-2018 (which is a national survey and sampled by all governorates of the Kingdom) that it does not include married or previously married women aged 50 years and over, and does not include unmarried women and girls aged 15 years and over, nor does it include men. Unmarried or married people aged 60 years and over.
In the absence of official figures on the extent of domestic violence against girls, unmarried women and married women aged 50 years and over, the measures and interventions to protect them from violence will not be based on knowledge and will not be directed to the governorates where this type of violence is prevalent, especially since there is disparity It will not provide protection and prevention services and legal, social, health and psychological guidance for the most vulnerable groups.
The options and opportunities for women and girls to escape domestic violence are limited in scope and scope
Solidarity stresses that women do not have options and are not given opportunities to escape domestic violence unless women get rid of the culture of silence, and unless the concerned authorities assume their full responsibilities in prevention, protection, treatment and rehabilitation, and at all legislative, procedural and accommodation levels, and at the policy level. In the private and public spheres. The relevant authorities must bear the responsibility of due diligence as a basic principle, and work to end any legal effect of dropping the personal right to penal sanctions for perpetrators of violence against women, girls and children, and also work to reduce condoning and tolerance of perpetrators of violence, whether at the legislative or societal level.
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