Jordan’s ambitious push for gender equality

Jordan is pushing for more gender equality. It’s the official government policy, and there has even been an amendment to the constitution. But women’s activists are hoping for more structural changes, as well.

Officially, the constitution now says that “Jordanian men and women shall be equal before the law. There shall be no discrimination between them as regards to their rights and duties on grounds of race, language or religion”. The previous article simple read “Jordanians” without any further specification.

That amendment is in line with the government’s official goal to achieve gender equality by 2030.



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Joie Cooper

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short. Coffee connoisseur. Part time writer, writes about politics in middle east and anything interesting