A conference titled "Gender-based violence: the reality of social, health and legal services in Jordan" was held Tuesday under the patronage of the Minister of Justice, Dr. Bassam Talhoni.
The event, organized by the Center for Women's Studies at the University of Jordan (UJ) in cooperation with Tokyo Foundation (Sylff), aims at highlighting the current status of social, health and legal services provided in this regard.
The conference, which brought together experts and academics from Jordan and some Arab and foreign countries, discussed in four sessions the reality of social-based violence services in the justice and police sectors, gender-based violence services from a legal perspective, and the role of family protection in promoting services of gender-based violence.
The second session highlighted the role of national, international and civil society institutions in promoting gender-based violence services, including UNFPA, the National Council for Family Affairs, and the National Commission for Women's Affairs.
The third session addressed gender-based violence services in the health sector, the role of the Ministry of Health, as well as rehabilitation services of abusers.
The fourth session focused on gender-based violence services in the social development and social protection sector for Jordanians and refugees from the perspective of the Ministry of Social Development, the role of civil society organizations in promoting social protection, and mechanisms of professional intervention in cases of gender-based violence.