Jordan: Bani Mustafa calls for increasing women's participation in decision-making
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AMMAN — Minister of Social Development Wafaa Bani Mustafa called for increasing women's participation in political decision-making in Jordan, saying such a change would guarantee sustainable development, democracy, and the achievement of national interests.
The minister, speaking at the third annual FemParl MENA conference on Tuesday, emphasized the importance of the event as a platform for participants to network with regional and international peers and share experiences and best practices in the field of women's political, economic, and social empowerment.
The Canadian Embassy in Jordan organized the conference, which brought together lawmakers and officials from Jordan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.
‘Significant strides’ in women’s empowerment
During the conference, Bani Mustafa addressed women's empowerment in Jordan, noting that the Kingdom has made “significant strides on multiple fronts” to ensure that women in Jordan are able to fully participate in public life.
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