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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Following election, Jordan sees drop in female lawmakers
Only 15 women make it into parliament thanks to quota system for minorities. The results of this week’s Jordanian parliamentary vote announced on Wednesday were disappointing for advocates of gender equality, as only 15 women were elected to the 130...
Friday, November 06, 2020
1 in 3 women parliamentary candidates face cyberbullying in Jordan
One in three women candidates running for the upcoming parliamentary elections, slated for November 10, said that they were subjected to cyberbullying, a local study revealed on Thursday. The finding was announced in the study prepared by Solidarity...
Friday, September 25, 2020
SIGI urges women planning to run for elections to form their own lists
A local organisation on Sunday called on women wishing to run for the upcoming parliamentary elections to form their own lists and not to wait to be included in other candidates' lists. Sisterhood is Global Institute Jordan (SIGI) stated that...
Monday, May 04, 2020
Women in the security sector at the frontline of the COVID-19 response
From patrolling checkpoints to answering emergency calls, women serving in security sector agencies continue to undertake vital work across Jordan alongside their male colleagues, supporting citizens and carefully applying critical mitigation...
Friday, September 08, 2017
Jordan's Parliamentary Women’s Caucus
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 Political Participation Program: Ana Usharek
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
Women experience in elections ‘positive’ overall, says SIGI
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
From where I stand: “I made history by becoming the youngest City Council member”
“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
Jordan: Enhancing Women’s Participation in Elections
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
Unpacking Gender: The Humanitarian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan
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 calls for greater support for girls' education in conflict zones
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 gain ground in parliamentary election in Jordan
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
Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan
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
Role of Jordanian women in peacekeeping missions lauded
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
WIP Global Summit in Jordan
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
Advancing gender equality within peace and security in Jordan
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
We count on your leadership to tackle the barriers that remain for Arab women says Executive Director at Beijing+20 regional review
 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...
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Friday, December 05, 2014
The political gender spat that sparked endless memes in Jordan
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...