A Historic Day for Jordan - Jordan Parliament Abolished Article 308 of the Penal Code

03 Aug 2017

On Tuesday, 1st of August the Jordanian parliament voted to abolish article 308 of the Penal Code which allowed rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims. 

Euromed Feminist Initiative congratulates women’s rights, civil society and human rights organizations in Jordan for their prodigious efforts in the abolishment of Article 308 of the Jordanian Penal Code. This step is a historic achievement and a resounding victory for the women’s rights movement in Jordan.