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The growing role of Jordanian servicewomen
Monday, August 11, 2014
The growing role of Jordanian servicewomen
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
Status of Violence against Women in Jordan
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
Jordan joins COMMIT initiative, also signs MoU with UN Women
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
Asma Kader, Jordanian Senator
Listen to the interview with Senator Asma Khader on key milestones reached for women in politics in Jordan in 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
473 women candidates running in municipal elections, Jordan
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
Stepping Stone: Jordan's quota for women's parliament seats is raising the profile of female politicians
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...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Amina Zouabi
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...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Nadia Hashem
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,...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Saturday, January 05, 2013
Call for Application: TechWomen Emerging Leader Now Open!
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
Jordan: Queen Rania Launches YouTube Channel to Break Down Stereotypes
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
Jordan: Islamist Movement Calls on Government to Withdraw from CEDAW
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
Jordan: Activists to Monitor Lawmakers’ Performance
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
Jordan: Women Activists Welcome Endorsement of Gov’t Decision to Lift Reservation on CEDAW Article
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
Jordan: Not Good Enough
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
Jordan: Azerbaijani Delegation Shares Experiences with Women’s Groups
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
Jordan: Jordanian Government seeking to increase women’s representation in Parliament
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
Arab States: Women After the Arab Spring
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...

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