The Legal Framework and Women Status in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

  •  Saleh Al-Sharari    
  •  Suheir AlKhatib    


This study aims to present the current status of women and the legislations that address women’s related issuesand rights in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (referred to as Jordan). In addition, the study emphasises theimportance of the international conventions concerned with human protection regardless of color, gender,religion, and race, which play an imperative role in diminishing the gender gap. Despite the fact that the studyreveals that national legislation provide legal protection for women to a certain extent, further efforts are stillrequired by Jordan to fulfill its international obligations. In practice, women still experience diminished political,economic and social role which is largely dominated by men. The study proposes a set of recommendations toenhance the protection of women’s rights and their roles in Jordan such as further legal and regulatory reformand enforcement, conducting an awareness campaign in the country about women’s rights under the Jordanianlaws and international conventions, and implementing effective national programs aiming at increasing women’spolitical, economic and parliamentary participation to reach regional and international averages.

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