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May 1, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"the last survey in Jordan, admittedly way back in 1992, found that 32% were married to a first cousin; a further 17.3% were married to more distant relatives" (para 3).
May 1, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-4, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Iraqi women are ramping up pressure to abolish a law that lets rapists off the hook if they marry their victims, after Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon scrapped similar articles last year" (para 1).
April 4, 2018, 11:22 a.m.
Countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-4, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon repealed similar 'marry your rapist' provisions in 2017" (para 4).
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2015-16 DHS survey of Jordan, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 95%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 4.6%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 0.5%. According to a 2009 DHS survey, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 94.8%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband...more
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee notes the numerous complaint mechanisms accessible to women who are victims of discrimination or violence, including the Women’s Rights Unit of the National Centre for Human Rights, the Women’s Complaint Unit of the National Commission for Women and the Justice Centre for Legal Aid. The Committee is, however, concerned about persisting barriers to women’s access to justice, in particular: Women’s limited knowledge of their rights, Language barriers faced by women wishing to claim their rights, in particular migrant and refugee women, The lack of adequate legal aid services, The lack of knowledge and sensitivity regarding women’s rights on the part of law enforcement officials and legal practitioners" (Pg...more
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The frequent recourse to reconciliation in cases of domestic violence, which can lead to revictimization" (Pg 8).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"The prevalence of discriminatory practices that prevent rural women from inheriting or acquiring ownership of agricultural land and other property" (Pg 15).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with appreciation that gender parity has been reached in primary education and that female enrolment rates in secondary and higher education are now higher than those for men. It further welcomes the measures taken to reduce school dropout and illiteracy rates among girls and boys" (Pg 12). "Young married women have limited access to the education system" (Pg 12).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"It also welcomes the measures put in place to cope with the massive arrival of Syrian refugees, half of whom are women. The Committee is concerned, however, about the precarious and insecure living conditions of female refugees, in particular those who live outside refugee camps and/or are undocumented. It also notes that Palestinian refugee women fleeing the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic are often deprived of basic services and essential goods, including education, economic opportunities and health care, and are at a heightened risk of gender-based violence, including sexual violence, labour and sexual exploitation, as well as arrest, detention, forced relocation to refugee camps and refoulement. The Committee is...more
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The limited access to modern contraceptives, especially in rural areas" (Pg 15).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Continuing horizontal and vertical occupational segregation and the concentration of women in low-paid jobs" (Pg 13).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Teachers lack training on women’s rights and gender equality and career guidance encouraging women and girls to choose non-traditional career paths is limited, in particular in the fields of science and technology" (Pg 12). "The number of women and girls in vocational training is limited" (Pg 12).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The Committee remains concerned about the lack of comprehensive legislation on gender equality, as well as the omission of sex and gender as prohibited grounds for discrimination in article 6 of the Constitution. It is also concerned about the limited scope and applicability of the procedure for challenging laws deemed to be incompatible with the Constitution and international legal obligations" (Pg 5).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee commends the State party on its commitment to the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions on women and peace and security and notes that a national action plan for the implementation of those resolutions is being developed. It notes with concern, however, that such a plan has not yet been adopted and that no time frame has been provided for its implementation" (Pg 5).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures adopted by the State party to protect the rights of women migrant domestic workers, such as issuing unified standard contracts, placing such workers under the provisions of the Labour Code, regulating employment agencies, adopting a law criminalizing trafficking in persons, increasing the number of labour inspectors, setting up a hotline and establishing shelters for victims of abuse and exploitation" (Pg 14).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"The harsh conditions and high risk of physical and sexual abuse faced by many girls engaged as domestic workers" (Pg 13). "The Committee is concerned, however, about: the fact that these measures have proved insufficient to ensure respect for the human rights of women migrant domestic workers, as evidenced by their high exposure to economic and physical abuse and exploitation and the persistence of practices such as the confiscation of passports by employers and the maintenance of the kafalah system, which further increase their risk of exploitation and make it difficult for them to leave abusive employers, Obstacles affecting women migrant domestic workers’ access to justice, including fear of expulsion...more
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The pervasive underreporting of gender-based violence against refugee women, including sexual violence and exploitation of prostitution, and the limited availability of specialized services" (Pg 3). "The prevalence of gender-based violence against women in the State party, in particular domestic and sexual violence, and the fact that this remains largely underreported and undocumented" (Pg 8). "The lack of shelters, support services and other protective measures for women who are victims of gender-based violence, especially in rural areas, which reportedly prevents them from leaving their violent partners" (Pg 8).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3, LRW-LAW-4

"The Committee notes the information concerning the legal reform being carried out in the State party. Nevertheless, it remains concerned about the continued existence of articles 97 to 99, 308 and 340 of the Criminal Code, which exempt rapists from criminal liability if they marry the victim for at least five years, and provide for reduced sentences in certain circumstances for perpetrators of crimes committed in the name of so-called 'honour'" (Pg 9).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Traditional images of women’s roles and responsibilities in schoolbooks perpetuate the disadvantaged status of girls and women" (Pg 12).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MARR-LAW-5, AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-LAW-1

"The high number of girls, some as young as 15 years of age, who are married every year as a result of the extensive use of derogations from the minimum age of marriage (which is set at 18 years) and the broad discretion left to sharia court judges and legal guardians in that respect" (Pg 16-17).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The lack of shelters, support services and other protective measures for women who are victims of gender-based violence, especially in rural areas, which reportedly prevents them from leaving their violent partners" (Pg 8). "Female illiteracy and school dropout rates are still high in rural areas and among refugee girls" (Pg 12). "limited access of women and adolescent girls to sexual and reproductive health services in rural and remote areas of the State party" (Pg 15). "The limited access to modern contraceptives, especially in rural areas" (Pg 15). "It [the committee] remains concerned, however, about: The disadvantaged position of women in rural and remote areas who face poverty, difficulties in gaining...more
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to increase the visibility and the financial allocations of the Jordanian National Commission for Women, as well as the development of other departmental and intergovernmental coordinating mechanisms on women’s equality. It remains concerned, however, about the institutional weakness, limited status, insufficient decision-making authority, shortage of human, technical and financial resources and inadequate presence at the governorate and local levels of the national machinery for the advancement of women, as well as the difficulties that it faces in coordinating with other entities and the obstacles that persist in relation to gender mainstreaming throughout all government bodies" (Pg 6-7).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Early and/or child and forced marriages of refugee women and girls to Syrian and Jordanian men, often in polygamous marriages, for socioeconomic reasons or protection purposes" (Pg 3). "The continued application of discriminatory provisions contained in the Personal Status Act, in particular the permissibility of polygamy, the requirement for a woman to obtain her guardian’s permission to marry, notwithstanding her consent, and the restrictions on women’s freedom of movement and right to work and to divorce" (Pg 16). "The high number of girls, some as young as 15 years of age, who are married every year as a result of the extensive use of derogations from the minimum age of...more
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"insufficient measures to promote the concept of shared family responsibilities and to combat the difficulties that women face in combining work and family responsibilities" (Pg 13).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Notwithstanding the explanations given by the delegation, the Committee remains concerned about the State party’s reluctance to withdraw its reservations to articles 9 (2) and 16 (1) (c), (d) and (g)" (Pg 4).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"It [the committee] is concerned, however, about the low participation of women at all levels of decision-making, including within the Government, the parliament, the judiciary and the civil service, and the lack of specific steps to address the underlying causes of the exclusion of women from decision-making, including prevailing social and cultural attitudes" (Pg 11).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"The continued application of discriminatory provisions contained in the Personal Status Act, in particular the permissibility of polygamy, the requirement for a woman to obtain her guardian’s permission to marry, notwithstanding her consent, and the restrictions on women’s freedom of movement and right to work and to divorce" (Pg 16).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes...adopting a law criminalizing trafficking in persons" (Pg 14).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"The limited access of women and girls to HIV counselling and testing services at prenatal clinics" (Pg 15).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The lack of provision in the Labour Code for the principle of equal pay for men and women for work of equal value" (Pg 13).