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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...
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, 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...
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: 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: 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: 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...