Strengthening the Jordanian justice sector’s response to cases of violence against women

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Developed by UN Women in collaboration with the Arab Women Legal Network, the study researches how the justice sector currently responds to cases of violence against women (VAW), and how victims of VAW perceive and experience seeking legal redress through the Jordanian justice system. The study reveals that the sample of judges, prosecutors and lawyers do not regard VAW as a systematic issue. In line with the current legislative framework, they appear more cautious when dealing with cases involving sexual violence. The study also identifies inhibiting and encouraging factors for filing a complaint after experiencing VAW. Among the inhibiting factors are: the lack of information about procedures, low support from society, and gaps in legislation and procedures.

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