Study: 64% of Jordanians think poverty is the most important reason of domestic violence

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Published: 2019-11-24 13:43

Last Updated: 2019-11-24 15:28


Study: 64% of Jordanians think poverty is the most important reason of domestic violence
Study: 64% of Jordanians think poverty is the most important reason of domestic violence
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The Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) at the University of Jordan conducted a study on domestic violence in Jordan and its causes.

Results of the survey conducted by the CSS revealed that 64% of people think that poverty is the most important reason that would lead to domestic violence and that children and women are the most to be vulnerable to domestic violence.

The survey showed that 47% of the study's respondents believe that there is a high rate of domestic violence in the Jordanian society, 35% believe that there is a moderate rate, while 13% believe that domestic violence rate is low.

Around 47% of respondents think that physical violence is a form of domestic violence, 19% think that verbal violence is a form of domestic violence, while 10% consider violence, which would affect children's upbringing, due to disputes between spouses as a form of domestic violence.

According to the results, 39% believe that poverty is the most important reason of domestic violence in Jordanian society, while 19% think that the most important reason is the difficult economic conditions in general, followed by disputes between the spouses, 9%, ignorance and unconsciousness, 8%, and then unemployment, 6%.

Almost 36% think that children are the most to be vulnerable to domestic violence, 29% think that women are the most to be vulnerable to violence, 11% believe that the wives are the most to face domestic violence, while 8% believe that the poor face domestic violence the most.

According to the study, 21% said the government should intensify family and public awareness campaigns. 18 % said the government should introduce tough laws to protect individuals and tighten penalties. 16 % believed the government should provide jobs for unemployed people, while 15% said the government should improve living conditions for citizens.

The survey showed that 76% of Jordanians believe that community violence is widespread in the Jordanian society, 36% believe that there is a moderate rate of community violence, while 13% believe that community violence rate is low.

More than a quarter (26%) of respondents believe that the main reason for the rise of community violence in Jordan is poverty. However, 15% believe that unemployment is what causes community violence and 10% believe that the difficult living conditions in Jordan play a role in community violence.

Almost 34% think that young people are the most to be vulnerable to community violence, 16% think that women are the most to be vulnerable to community violence, 14% believe that children are the most to face community violence, while 10% believe that the poor face community violence the most.

In order to decrease the rate of community violence, 27% said the government should provide job opportunities to unemployed youth, 18 % said the government should introduce tough laws and tighten penalties, 13 % believed the government should organize awareness campaigns and 8% said the government should improve living conditions for citizens.

The study was conducted between November 18 and November 21 on a sample that represents the Jordanian society and from all governorates.