Violence Against Women Middle East and North Africa

Violence Against Women Middle East and North Africa

Abstract:

Hayat Bearat discusses violence against women in the Middle East and North Africa through legal framework. 

Many women in MENA states fear reporting violence because of the repercussions they may face from their families, communities and legal system upon doing so. An example is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), women who report rape can be threatened with criminal charges instead.20 In Libya,inadequate laws and services, coupled with Libya’s conservative society deter women from reporting rapes or domestic violence as they fear stigma and additional dangers from reporting the crimes.

: Hayat Bearat | 2014
: Many women in MENA states fear reporting violence because of the repercussions they may face from their families, communities and legal system upon doing so.
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