Women's rights activists have reaffirmed their goal to “remove all gender discrimination from the Constitution” during a conference held in Amman, Jordan.
The main issue for the My Nationality is My Family’s Right coalition is the right of Jordanian women married to foreigners to pass on their nationality to their children.
As it stands now, Jordanian men married to non-Jordanian women can pass on the citizenship to their wives and children, a right that is denied to women with foreign husbands.
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651 children with non-Egyptian fathers, hereof 603 children with Palestinian fathers and Egyptian mothers, have been granted citizenship. Palestinians in Egypt until now have not been included in the law amendments that grant children of non-Egyptian fathers citizenship rights.