"According to police records, every year 20-25 women in Jordan are killed “in the name of honour”, that is, for having an illicit affair."
Jordanian officials have joined hands with the private sector to fight violence against women, launching a 5-year project that will attempt to rectify misconceptions about this phenomenon and provide aid to victims, say women rights activists.
Karama Group of Jordan: Delegation to the United Nations' CEDAW Committee Meeting: 39th Session - 30th of July 2007- NYC
During the past 10 years, there have been attempts to amend laws related to the rights of women in order to enhance their status and social and economic role, and protect them from violations and violence, including what are known as "honor crimes."
A leading Jordanian rights group has launched the country's first ever public campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of early marriage.
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