The Girls Of Jordan

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It’s Amman’s world.

The UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) has published its annual State of the World’s Children report with special focus on children with disabilities.

Among its findings:

In Jordan, 91% of girls think wife-beating is justified – in Timor Leste, 81% of girls think the same, compared to 72% of boys. Girls that are least likely to hold a belief that if married they could justifiably be beaten are in Serbia (2%), Ukraine (3%) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (4%).

Even more interestingly, this doesn’t appear related to access to information.

Girls in Jordan have some of the best access to mass media in the world with 97% using a newspaper, magazine, television or radio at least once a week. In Egypt, where the same proportion of girls have access to mass media, 50% believe that wife-beating is justified.

 

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