Women & Justice in Jordan

Please note that the following section is intended to be a general guide to empower you to understand local laws as they relate to women and girls.


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The information below was extracted from the following reports. The full reports can be accessed directly here:

  The United Nations Population Fund: Jordan Gender Justice Assessment of laws affecting gender equality and protection against gender-based violence.

  Musawah’s Overview Table on Muslim Family Laws & Practices: Jordan.

The main laws of Jordan relevant to women and/or gender justice are:

 Constitution of Jordan of 1952 Crime Prevention Law, No. 7 of 1954 Nationality Law, No. 6 of 1954

 Penal Code, No. 16 of 1960 with amendments Labour Code, No. 9 of 1996

 Law on Protection from Domestic Violence, No. 6 of 2008

 Human Trafficking Law, No. 9 of 2009 Temporary Personal Status Law, No. 36 of 2010 Law on Electronic Crimes, No. 27 of 2015

 Shelters for Vulnerable Persons System, No. 171 of 2016 Law on Protection from Domestic Violence, No. 15 of 2017 Law on the Rights of People with Disabilities, No. 20 of 2017

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