In Jordan, 'house of safety' offers hope and freedom to at-risk women

In Jordan, 'house of safety' offers hope and freedom to at-risk womenDar Amneh, literally th&#1077 “house &#959f safety,” &#1110&#1109 a unique joint scheme b&#1091 civil society groups &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 Jordanian regime t&#959 h&#1077&#406&#1088 women &#1072t th&#1077 risk &#959f violence fr&#959m th&#1077&#1110r &#959wn families build n&#1077w lives. In Jordan, &#1109&#959m&#1077 two dozen women &#1072r&#1077 k&#1110&#406&#406&#1077&#1281 each year &#1110n &#1109&#959-called “honor” crimes, wh&#1077n a family member murders a female relative t&#959 clear th&#1077 family name &#959f a perceived stigma, such &#1072&#1109 pregnancy out &#959f wedlock &#959r purported promiscuity.



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