Jordanian initiative seeks political participation of women with disabilities

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Jordanian initiative seeks political participation of women with disabilities

Asia Yaghi-I am a Human Society

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Reinforcing the political participation of women with disabilities is the goal of a new initiative launched by the "I am a Human Society", which advocates for the rights of people with disabilities.

The "I am a Woman... Half of Society" initiative began at the end of July in collaboration with the Stars of Hope foundation (Nujoom al-Amal) in Jordan and partners including ministries, organisations, women's unions and the Higher Council for Affairs of Persons with Disabilities.

The initiative's main goal is to open an advisory office in parliament, said I am a Human chairwoman Asia Yaghi.

The initiative, funded by the UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality, also will monitor laws and policies that concern women with disabilities and will track how government institutions are implementing the provisions of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the articles of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities act issued in 2007, she said.

Another objective is to empower women with disabilities to defend and advocate for their rights, Yaghi told Al-Shorfa.

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