Co-Production Film on Rapist Decriminalization Law Between Tunis and Jordan

Ma3mal 612 from Jordan and ACTIF from Tunis are currently collaborating on the production of a documentary film directed by Ehab al Khatib and produced By ANHAR, regarding the “308 Penal Code” which instills that “A rapist is authorized to marry the survivor of the crime as a means of bypassing prosecution and punishment”. This penal code was abolished as of August 2017 in Jordan and July 2017 in Tunisia (penal code 227 in Tunis and 308 in Jordan) after long legal campaigns and protests of civil society organizations on the subject. The Film aims at highlighting the dangers of such penal codes and the importance of abolishing them as a first step towards cancelling other unjust legislation in order to uphold women rights and human rights today.