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“We realize that women in Jordan still face many problems and that there are discriminatory clauses that have to be addressed and we need the (women’s, ed.) movement’s knowledge and experience in this regard.” With this statement, MP Falak Jamaani invited Jordanian women to list their demands for issues to be fought for in Parliament. Jamaani is one of 18 women in the 150-member Lower House in the Kingdom.
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Progress towards gender equality in Jordan remains “very slow”, women’s rights activists said on Sunday. Speaking at a panel discussion on gender equality, Layla Naffa, director of projects at the Arab Women’s Organisation, said that Kingdom needed to take further steps to improve women’s situation.
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