Jordan

Population size: 

10101694 [1]

Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:

UN Violence against women records - Women who have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime:19 % Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months: 138% [2]

7,000 cases in 2019.[3]

No research on male victims or other gender identities.

Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:

No research.

Estimated % change due to COVID-19:

No research.


Current law and policy:

Jordan commits to end violence against women and girls. The Government of Jordan has joined UN Women’s COMMIT initiative and announced that it will develop and adopt a national strategy to combat violence against women and girls. Specific measures under the strategy will include legislative reforms to improve legal and judicial responses to violence against women in Jordan, in line with international standards; strengthened coordination efforts between key stakeholders and expansion of services for survivors of violence; as well as increased data collection on violence against women.


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Sources


[1] The World Bank, (1)

[2] UN Women, “Global Database on Violence Against Women – Jordan”, (evaw-global-database.unwomen.org)

[3] https://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/7000-cases-domestic-violence-reported-2019


Further Reading


[1] UN Women, (10)