The Physical and The Sexual Violence against the Woman in the Jordanian Society- Descriptive Analytical Study Based on The Demographic and Health Survey 2017-2018

  • Mona Izzat Seine, Dr. Faculty of Arts, Sociology department University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Abstract

This study aims at revealing the reality of physical and sexual violence against the woman in the Jordanian society. Utilizing data from the latest Demographic and Health Survey in Jordan 2017-2018, and analyzing existing official statistics, the results showed that: one in every five women in Jordan is subjected to physical violence, which is more prevalent among women aged between 15-19, who have an elementary education, who are currently unmarried (divorced, separated, widowed), who are not employed and who come from Zarqa Governorate. The results also showed that the perpetrator of the physical violence is mainly the husband (current/ previous) then the brother followed by the father. As for sexual violence by the husband, the results showed that it is five percent prevalent, among women aged between 30-39, who have an elementary education, who are currently unmarried (divorced, separated, widowed), who are employed and who come from Balqa Governorate.

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Author Biography

Mona Izzat Seine, Dr., Faculty of Arts, Sociology department University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Assistant Professor

Dean's Assistant for students' consultation and community service

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Published
2020-10-01
How to Cite
SEINE, Mona Izzat. The Physical and The Sexual Violence against the Woman in the Jordanian Society- Descriptive Analytical Study Based on The Demographic and Health Survey 2017-2018. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), [S.l.], v. 9, n. 4, p. 1457.1478, oct. 2020. ISSN 2305-9249. Available at: <http://centreofexcellence.net/index.php/JSS/article/view/jss.2020.9.4.1457.1478>. Date accessed: 27 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.25255/jss.2020.9.4.1457.1478.
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