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# Stop_Killing_women in Jordan

23-7-2020

Al Akhbar daily highlighted one of the most viral hashtags on twitter as part of a campaign to end honor killings. #StopKillingWomen# was launched after horrific crime commited in Jordan several days ago when a father smashed the head of his daughter with a concrete block in the street. According to Al Akhbar, the campaign turned to social media after authorities in Jordan prevented a sit-in to protest the cold-blooded murder and similar crimes against women amidst official neglect to take swift measures to protect them. In this respect, Jordanian Women Solidarity Institute said in a statement that the crime is not the first and will not be the last, as the current legislations include mitigating circumstances for perpetrators of so-called honor killings. The statement called on women to report any violent assaults to the authorities in order to help changing the prevailing societal culture of silence which clandestinely blame the victims. (Al Akhbar, July 21, 2020)

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