The fight to stop honour crimes in Jordan

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In recent years, the issue of honour crimes has been widely covered in Jordan, mainly due to the efforts of investigative journalists like Rana Husseini who was among the first to report on the killing of women. Yet, more than twenty years since Husseini filed her first story in the English daily The Jordan Times, what progress has been made? Husseini believes there are reasons to be optimistic. “There is a decrease in reported cases of honour crimes,” Husseini told The New Arab, pointing out that this was mainly due to the Jordanian government’s change in approach towards such crimes and viol…

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