Jordanian Parliament Repeals 'marry The Rapist' Clause

Jordan's parliament removes 'marry the rapist' clause from penal code in major victory for women's rights

  • Jordanian parliament repeals ‘marry the rapist’ clause
    It's ‘a positive step to strengthen rule of law and end impunity for violence against women’, rights watch says Women activists protest in front of Jordan's parliament in Amman with banners calling on ...
    08/1/2017 - 4:06 am | View Link
  • Jordanian parliament repeals 'marry the rapist' clause
    AMMAN, Jordan — The lower house of Jordan’s parliament on Tuesday scrapped a provision in the kingdom’s penal code that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim. Cheers and appla...
    08/1/2017 - 3:27 am | View Link
  • Jordanian parliament repeals 'marry the rapist' clause as option to escape punishment
    AMMAN, Jordan — The repeal of a Jordanian law that allowed a rapist to escape prison by marrying his victim was bittersweet news for a Jordanian woman whose daughter was assaulted when she was just 13 ...
    08/1/2017 - 2:16 am | View Link
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