Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :19 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 13.8

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available

Child Marriage :8.4

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :111 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :134 (3)

Jordan Search Data

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The Personal Status Act (Right to Marry Freely)

Jordan | 2010

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The Human Trafficking Prevention Act

Jordan | 2009

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


The Domestic Violence Protection Act

Jordan | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


(1) Proportion of ever-married women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Department of Statistics/DOS and ICF. 2019. Jordan Population and Family and Health Survey 2017-18. Amman, Jordan, and Rockville, Maryland, USA: DOS and ICF.


(2) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2016.


(3) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2016.