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Women’s political participation
in Jordan

Amman: Parliamentary elections in Jordan 2010.
Photo: JNWC

The project, “Women’s Political Participation in Jordan”, aims to strengthen women’s involvement and active political participation at local and national level in Jordan, with particular focus on building their capacity to defend their own rights and securing improved conditions. This is achieved partly by strengthening the capacity of female municipal council members to participate in local politics in close collaboration with their constituency as well as by supporting the participation of women in professional networks in and outside Jordan.

The project is part of the Partnership for Dialogue and Reform and is led by KVINFO (Denmark’s national knowledge centre and research library for gender, equality and diversity). The project is based on an equal partnership between civil society organisations in Denmark and Jordan with the common goal of strengthening women’s participation in local politics. This project has a strong focus on human rights legislation and principles of non-discrimination, participation, transparency and accountability.

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