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Friday, September 08, 2017
The Parliamentary Women’s Caucus launched on 25 the of August 2013 represents a political step that aims at enhancing the role of Jordanian women in the parliament through establishing a nucleus for united women’s approach under the dome to promote...
Friday, September 08, 2017
NDI’s youth program aims to promote engagement among youth in the electoral and political processes through civic education, active learning and targeted participation. NDI’s program is two-tiered: students begin with the Ana Usharek (“I Participate...
Friday, August 18, 2017
AMMAN –– The overall experience of women in the latest elections, whether as voters or candidates, was “positive”, despite some shortcomings related to legal loopholes, according to a coalition tasked with monitoring the elections from a gender...
Friday, March 03, 2017
“My sister, who's a lawyer and a woman rights activist, encouraged me to run for local elections. I hesitated at first; even if women are selected, they are expected to be a mere accessory. But I had worked for many years as a volunteer and social...
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
As part of its ongoing effort to empower Jordanian women to more effectively engage in the political process, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) launched a program on “Enhancing Women’s Participation in Elections.” The program targeted women...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
With no political solution on the horizon to end the conflict in Syria, it is clear that humanitarian agencies must continue to prepare for a protracted conflict. In late 2013, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) undertook an extensive literature...
Monday, October 10, 2016
Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday urged greater support for education in conflict zones, and called for forging partnerships among girls and women around the world to advance this cause. She made these remarks during a working visit to New York with...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Women’s rights campaigners in Jordan believe the country is slowly moving towards more progressive political representation after female MPs won 20 of 130 seats in parliamentary elections on 20 September, compared with 18 out of 150 in the previous...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Like many countries around the world, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan faces risks from “violent radicalization,” often defined as a process through which a person comes to embrace the use of violence to serve an ideology, religion or political goal...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Jordanian coalition on UN Resolution 1325 on Monday highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts in reactivating the decision that focuses on women, peace and security in light of the violent conflicts in the region. During a meeting with the press at the...
Friday, February 19, 2016
Women’s participation in political decision-making has registered progress over the last years in the Middle East and North Africa. Political leadership in Jordan specifically, has placed exceptional emphasis on women’s issues as it continuously...
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) drafted a National Action Plan (NAP) on United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) to advance women, peace and security on the national level. The JNCW proposed a draft for the NAP in...
Egypt Beijing +20 review
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
 Cairo– At the Arab States high-level regional review meeting for Beijing+20, held in Cairo, Egypt from 2–3 February 2015, Member States assessed progress and challenges in implementing the 20-year-old Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action...
Sit down Hind
Friday, December 05, 2014
The Jordanian parliament is no stranger to screaming matches but a recent incident was so controversial that it provoked people to poke fun at their MPs online. Earlier this week, during a heated argument over the Muslim Brotherhood, independent MP...
The growing role of Jordanian servicewomen
Monday, August 11, 2014
Jordan´s Military Women’s 10-year Strategy set out in 2006 has brought improved conditions and entitlements for women and expanded their integration within the country’s armed forces. However, challenges remain.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Violence against women is a global concern, not restricted to certain peoples,but may differ in the form or size of the phenomenon. All religions emphasize respect for human rights, irrespective of sex, color and race. This is also re-iterated in...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Under the patronage of His Excellency Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and in the presence of UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Jordanian Government today joined UN Women’s COMMIT initiative by announcing its commitment to...
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Listen to the interview with Senator Asma Khader on key milestones reached for women in politics in Jordan in 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Some 473 women are running along with 2,333 male candidates in the municipal elections due to be held on August 27 in the Kingdom, according to Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women Asma Khader. She told Petra today that...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Jordanian female parliamentarians have come a long way in the ten years since the quota system was first introduced for the 2003 elections. Crucially, the quota system has succeeded in changing society’s attitudes, to the extent that women are now...
Nadia Hashem Former Minister of State for Women’s Affairs, Jordan
Thursday, June 06, 2013
iKNOW Politics: What are the key challenges to Jordanian women’s participation in politics? There are many cau ses but the most important is the social culture that lacks democracy and in order to help women attain their roles in the political,...
Amina Zouabi Senator and President of the Jordanian Women’s Union
Thursday, June 06, 2013
iKNOW Politics: Has social media played an important role in your experience as a parliamentarian? I think that online social networks are extremely important and necessary at present times because of the speed with which they can spread a message...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Saturday, January 05, 2013
Eligible TechWomen participants are women who are engaged or rising in professional careers that require significant expertise and knowledge of STEM fields and/or innovative application of these skills, and who already are –or show promise of being—...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Using one of the most cyber-savvy platforms for dialogue, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah launched a global campaign on YouTube urging users to discuss existing stereotypes about the Arab world and highlight commonalities uniting people...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Islamist movement on Sunday called on the government to withdraw from the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on grounds that the treaty will lead to a myriad of social problems in the country...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Al Quds Centre for Political Studies on Wednesday released the first report of the “Jordanian Parliamentary Monitor” project, which seeks to improve the Parliament’s performance by highlighting the best international experiences and practices...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Fifty-eight parliamentarians have recently petitioned the government to treat children and husbands of Jordanian mothers married to non-Jordanians, and holding temporary passports, on an equal footing with Jordanians, without giving them...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women activists on Tuesday welcomed the endorsement of a Cabinet decision to lift its reservations on an article related to women's mobility in an international convention, saying it was an important step towards securing additional...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
HRH Princess Basma on Tuesday said exposure to experiences of societies that share similar circumstances will only work to strengthen efforts geared towards strengthening women's capabilities and capacities within their own communities. ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Minister of Political Development noted that the election committee is reviewing several suggestions that were presented by civil society and the women’s movement, including increasing the women seats to 12 so that all governorates will be...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
16 Mar 2012 - The Arab Spring continues to blow winds of change in the Middle East. There is no doubt the direction these countries are heading in will affect Arab societies and personal rights. But recently, the focus has been on women in the...
Monday, May 21, 2012
The event that hosted participants and speakers from Egypt, Middle East, and Europe, had different scopes, one of which is Western Muslim women efforts to be role models working in the field of defending Muslim women rights in their respective...
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
IKNOW Politics partners launched the site in Arabic in Amman, Jordan, opening it to millions of new users in a region where women are under-represented politically. Approximately 150 women leaders, political candidates, activists and representatives...
Thursday, January 07, 2010
The Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) supported by Gender Social Fund and Canadian International Development Agency conducted a qualitative study researched gender relations in marginalized communities, using PEER, a participatory...
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
The Islamist movement have called on the Jordanian government to withdraw from the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on grounds that the treaty will lead to a myriad of social problems in the country...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The film highlights the cases of prominent women leaders from Burundi, Canada, Ireland, Jordan, Namibia, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa and Uganda. In each of the profiled testimonials, women share their personal journeys in politics...
Friday, January 23, 2009
This consolidated response highlights barriers faced by women in Muslim countries in funding their political campaigns and participating in public life. The consolidated response also discusses the impact of existing legislation, political parties,...
Thursday, July 31, 2008
This report highlights discrimination against women in nationality laws by examining laws that differentiate between women and men. It specifically looks into the acquisition and retention of nationality of women, including the nationality of their...
Saturday, May 17, 2008
This poster was a part of media campaign held by women in the 2003 elections in Jordan. It says "When Women Win, the Country Wins".

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