Violence Against Women and Girls in the Middle East

Amaan, Jordan. Link to photo found at arab.news/bt8jv

The heartbreaking news of Femicide and Honour killings in the Middle East still continues up to the modern day. Just recently a girl who is a student at a university was shot by several men in Jordan. When she was taken immediately to the hospital and the next day it was discovered that she passed away. There have been many examples of Female genocide in the Arab world and people’s rights, especially women’s rights being stripped due to war and the colonization of the U.S.

It has been estimated in a good portion of Arab states that 37% of women have come across abuse and violence once in their life time. 1 in 3 women have came across domestic violence, in some countries in the Middle East that percentage went up to 70%. In Afghanistan women are being banned from getting an education and being killed. America getting involved in the conflicts have made it significantly worse as they don’t let these countries progress.

IT IS TIME TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO RISE!

Citations:

Facts and figures: Ending violence against women and girls. UN Women – Arab States. (n.d.). Retrieved June 24, 2022, from https://arabstates.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/facts-and-figures

Person. (2022, June 23). Female student shot dead inside university campus in Amman. Arab News. Retrieved June 24, 2022, from https://www.arabnews.com/node/2109571/middle-east