Al-Karak women: Striving for change through active participation

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AMMAN — Women from various districts in Al-Karak Governorate have emphasized the vital roles women play in society and their ability to drive change across diverse fields. They substantiated their stance by highlighting the active participation and achievements of Jordanian women who have attained decision-making positions.اضافة اعلان

In an interview with the Jordan News Agency, Petra, these women underscored the importance of showcasing the uniqueness of women, identifying their challenges, studying their potential for development, and exploring avenues for their participation in various aspects of life, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

Dr. Intisar Al-Hamaydeh, the director of education in the southern Ma'an Governorate, expressed Jordan's commitment to empowering women politically, economically, and socially—a commitment upheld since the establishment of the Jordanian state. She affirmed that recent legislation regulating party work and political participation has acted as a significant incentive for youth and women to enter this arena, providing ample opportunities for them to prove themselves. This progress should be recognized and further expanded in the upcoming stages.

From the southern Aghwar Governorate, an independent member highlighted various challenges hindering women's participation in society, including cultural barriers that discourage women from engaging in politics and assuming leadership roles in public life. Moreover, many women remain unconvinced of the necessity for women's societal participation, particularly due to the influence of tribal structures on their choices and political positions.

Dr. Thuraya Al-Maqqabah, the head of the Public Relations and Media Department in the Youth Directorate of Al-Karak, stated that recent political reforms have directly targeted women, reflecting the royal commitment to empowering women and providing them with equal opportunities as party members, voters, candidates, and in top leadership positions. Jordanian women are no longer under scrutiny; they have achieved success in various ways, and they now have the right to develop their political participation both quantitatively and qualitatively.

Dr. Amani Al-Assaf, an academician, emphasized the need to provide employment and training opportunities for young women to enhance their skills and capabilities, thereby empowering them in various fields for their benefit and that of their families.

Engineer Rama Al-Agwat stated that the goal of enhancing women's access to decision-making positions is not merely to ensure quantitative representation but aims to achieve a clear qualitative leap in integrating women's issues into development efforts and public policies. Women's issues intersect with all developmental goals.

Layali Al-Tarawneh stressed the necessity of changing societal perceptions and culture regarding the role of women, instilling belief in their rights. She pointed out the importance of raising awareness within families about their pivotal roles and active participation, forming the cornerstone of their political and economic empowerment.