The Women’s Guest House (a facility run by the Jordanian Women’s Union) received 214 battered women and a total of 43 accompanying children. Of these women, 77 were Jordanian and 47 Iraqi, while the remainder were of various nationalities. The length of time they spent at the Guest House ranged from three days to a year, depending on each woman’s personal situation and particular problem. The Guest House provides a health clinic, basically to serve the women who are staying there and women who avail themselves of the help line programme. During 2008, 184 women made use of the clinic’s services. The Jordanian Women’s Union works to train and empower battered women through various projects, with 150 participants in 2008. Under an agreement between the Union and the Public Security Directorate, the Women’s Guest House is used as a shelter for victims of trafficking in persons pending their return to their countries.
Source of Information
CEDAW/C/JOR/5 para 46