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14 women murdered by family members in Jordan in 2021 — SIGI

Violence against women
The Sisterhood is Global Institute released a statement on its official Facebook page on Thursday, saying that there have been 13 family murders, claiming the lives of 14 women since the beginning of 2021. (Photo: Unsplash)
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AMMAN — The Sisterhood is Global Institute (SIGI) released a statement on its official Facebook page on Thursday, saying that there have been 13 family murders, claiming the lives of 14 women since the beginning of 2021.اضافة اعلان

The statement came on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the victims of “honor crimes,” which falls on Friday, and is also celebrated by the Sisterhood is Global Institute “Tadamon.”

The institute said that it had also recorded 18 family murders against women and girls during 2020 through monitoring the media.

The criminal statistical report for 2020, issued by the Criminal Information Department, also showed the occurrence of 90 premeditated and intentional killings, as well as 9 cases of beatings that led to death. The number of perpetrators of premeditated and intentional killings amounted to 201 people, including 7 women who accounted for 3.5 percent of all perpetrators.

Premeditated and intentional killings fell by 18.2 percent during 2020, in light of the pandemic, compared to 2019, when 90 crimes occurred and led to the deaths of 99 people in 2020. In 2019, 110 crimes led to the deaths of 115.
The institute found that 3.48 percent of the perpetrators were under 18 years old, 34.8 percent of them were between 18–27 years old, 33.3 percent were between 28–37 years old, and 17.4 percent were between 38–47 years of, while those over 48 accounted for 10.9 percent.

The institute said that firearms accounted for most of the weapons used to carry out attacks (36.9 percent), followed by sharp tools (36.9 percent). 
The most prominent motive among perpetrators were personal and past disputes (47.8 percent).

The institute called for a legislative amendment to define crimes committed under the pretext of “honor.”

They also stressed the importance of broadening the coverage of laws to include “honor crimes,” which include a full range of discrimination and violence committed against women and girls.