Country Jordan
Year 2017
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

As part of the 16 days of activism against GBV campaign of 2017 entitled ‘Still too young for marriage’, the National Committee for Women and the Shama’a Network (Combating Violence against Women) set up a strategy for action, targeting the local community and school and university students to heighten awareness of the social, economic, health and psychological effects of minors’ marriage and the importance of reducing it, and to promote the role of men, youth and girls in addressing gender-based violence and reaching remote areas in the provinces. To change existing practices and typical concepts of masculinity among students (ages 14-17), four workshops were held to change existing practices and stereotypes of students in a school as a first experiment. In the coming years, more students and educational counsellors in their schools will be targeted in all governorates.

Source of Information

Jordan's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.38