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Physical violence most common type of domestic abuse — study

By Petra - Jan 29,2014 - Last updated at Jan 29,2014

AMMAN — A study conducted by the National Council for Family Affairs found that the most common type of domestic violence in Jordan is physical, constituting 86 per cent of reported cases.

Hakam Matalqa, a member of the family protection unit, said during a meeting with the national team to protect families from domestic violence on Wednesday that men are behind the majority of domestic violence incidents.

He cited figures from  a study titled “Socio-Economic Characteristics of Domestic Violence Cases”, which presents data and information based on actual cases of domestic violence to help decision makers and national institutions involved in policy making to reduce the phenomenon.

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