Campaign to Abolish Article 308 in the Penal Code – Sisterhood is Global Institute-Jordan

This campaign underlines the long-term dedication Sisterhood is Global Institute-Jordan (SIGI) has had to address deep-rooted rights violations. SIGI has dedicated over twenty years to eradicating discriminatory laws against girls and women, and utilizes human rights foundations of Jordanian and international law. This national level campaign celebrates the success of the entire Jordanian women’s movement to abolish Article 308 in the Penal Code which allowed a rapist to escape prosecution if he married his victim. In an additional triumph, decision-makers also abolished Article 98 that reduced charges in certain crimes involving the murder of women as well as a Personal Status Law to eliminate an exception that forced girls under the age of 18 to get married.
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