Participants Advocate Strengthening the Violence Protection System


Participants in the specialized workshop on the monitoring and follow-up report of the executive plan for the matrix of national priorities to strengthen the protection system from gender-based violence, domestic violence and child protection for the years 2021-2022 recommended the importance of the commitment to implementing the plan’s activities and translating them within the institutions’ annual plans for 2023.

During the workshop organized by the National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA) and the United Nations Population Fund on Saturday at the Dead Sea. Participants recommended continuing monitoring the implementation of the plan and for the concerned authorities such as the ministries of social development, justice and health in addition to the Public Security Department to carry out their roles in monitoring the activities of the various sectors and following up on coordination with donors to approve the plan and its priorities within its programs.

The workshop was attended by members of the National Team for Family Violence Protection. Dr. Mohammed Miqdadi, the Secretary-General of the Council, stated that the matrix aims to provide greater accessibility to cases of violence within an integrated institutional framework that delivers quality services, since It encompasses various sectors such as social and health services, police and justice, coordination and partnership, awareness, and legislation.


Miqdadi underlined that each sector includes specialized axes linked to the activities outlined in the plan, categorized as: human resources, capacity building, services, and logistical and technical support.

He emphasized that this workshop was held to present the outcomes of the monitoring and follow-up report on the achievements of the plan during 2021-2022. The aim was to define challenges, understand the reasons behind unmet goals in the different sectors, and monitor the pending activities. Corrective actions will be taken to achieve the desired objectives of the plan, enhancing the system for protection against gender-based violence, domestic violence, and child protection.

Hakam Mataalaqa, Director of Family Affairs at the Council, stated that the report was collaboratively prepared with relevant institutions in several stages, initiated by developing a comprehensive monitoring action plan and defining a suitable timeframe.

He also noted the appointment of liaison officers from members of the National Team for Family Violence Protection, governmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society institutions, and international organizations. where they must be responsible for monitoring the achievements of their respective institutions according to the roles defined in the plan as well as identify the key entities responsible for implementing and monitoring plan activities by sector. Tools for data collection were prepared to align with the implementation plan for the priority’s matrix. Subsequently, meetings were held with the liaison officers from official institutions to review the data monitoring model and circulate it to all entities.

During the workshop, Dr. Ibrahim Aql, Director of the Institute for Family Health and a member of the National Team for Family Violence Protection, presented the report's results. The findings indicated that the achievement rate for governmental institutions at the plan's overall level was 46%.

Breaking it down by sectors, the achievement rate for the social services sector was 55%, 67% for the police sector, 38% for the justice sector, 44% for the health services sector, 40% for the partnership and coordination sector, and 46% for the prevention sector, and lastly 14% for the legislation sector, he added.