The Department of Family Protection said it works in 3 main areas, which are “domestic violence, assault, sexual abuse and juvenile delinquency,” noting that there are 17 field departments across the country. Kingdom and two detachments in Syrian refugee camps.
The statement added that the department regularly receives reports and complaints of violence and domestic violence from all government agencies, civil society organizations and public security services.
By the end of August, the number of reports received in this regard had reached 37,000, including 20 family murders, resulting in the deaths of 22 victims (12 women and 10 men), who were both adults and children. .
97 complaints were filed alleging violence against the elderly.
Violence against mothers fell from 1.8% in 2019 to 2.45% in 2020, and reached 2.5% from the start of 2021 to the end of August.
The rate of violence against wives at the end of August was 77.8 percent, and violence against sisters reached 3.3 percent.
The average conviction rate in rape complaints over the past four years was 42 percent. It was highest in 2020, reaching 58%.
The average conviction rate in indecent assault complaints over the past four years was 45 percent. It was highest in 2020, at 67%.
The Ministry created a Monitoring and Establishment Division, expanded the work process automation system and the social and health monitoring system, and contributed to the development of laws, policies and practices, and has adopted many forms of cooperation and monitoring within the family protection work system in Jordanian society.
According to the statement, the national framework for protection against domestic violence has been adopted as one of the pillars of the Strategic Directorate of Security plan and the adoption of the priority plan prepared by the Ministerial Committee for the Empowerment of Women.
The Department has adopted a well-researched outreach plan to educate all segments of society on their social media platforms where awareness conferences are held on issues such as domestic and gender-based violence, juvenile delinquency, cyberbullying as well as prevention methods and their consequences.
On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Non-Violence which is held on October 2 of each year, the department explained that all the institutions and parties concerned cooperate to fight against this scourge, for fear of its danger and of its psychological, social and economic effects on the individual and society as a whole.
The secretary general of the National Council for Family Affairs, Muhammad Miqdadi, said the council is working with a participatory approach to strengthen protection against violence within families, indicating that procedural manuals have recently been prepared for the Ministry of Family Affairs. Health, Education, Department of Home Affairs and Family Protection, to provide comprehensive, integrated and good quality services for all cases of violence, including gender-based violence, domestic violence and protection of children.
He pointed out that these guides have been prepared in partnership with institutions such as UNICEF, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Population Fund.
Meqdadi also referred to the national priority plan for strengthening the protection system against gender-based violence, domestic violence and child protection for the years (2021-2023), which was recently approved by the Prime Minister, because it aims to reach many sectors. in society.
According to the Secretary-General, Jordan has joined this year, through the Council, “the global initiative to end violence against children”, explaining that through this membership, opportunities will be provided to exchange experiences. and knowledge. In addition to building capacity at the national level in the area of ending violence against children and benefiting from all the advantages available within the partnership, and improving the funding opportunities offered by the Partnership Global Fund and the End Violence Against Children Fund.
Meanwhile, Yarmouk University Psychological Counseling Professor Rami Tashtoush said there are many steps that can be taken to end the violence, including correcting misconceptions and raising awareness by the through religious, media and local community organizations.
Tashtoush called for coordination between local and international institutions to fight against the phenomena of domestic violence and provide care and multiple services in the sectors, including health, psychological, social as well as legal support to survivors of violence. .
In addition, the professor of educational psychology, Ahmed Al-Zeq, noted that some families tolerate violent behavior when it occurs in their children, and that there are families who strengthen them with their sons, in particular. particular.
He said that the most important psychological and educational reasons that lead to the emergence of violence in children, adolescents and young people are “imitation behaviors”, as children and adolescents tend to imitate them. others around them, whether in their social environment or through the media. .
In addition to frustration, where the adolescent’s sense of frustration and failure leads to the emergence and prevalence of violent responses when interacting with others as well as a feeling of inferiority and low self-esteem .
He added that the family should protect children from developing this type of behavior by teaching them the right one, so that the child realizes that he can achieve what he wants without resorting to abuse and abuse. violence, and appreciating and respecting children as well. as providing appropriate opportunities for success, excellence and a sense of acceptance by others.