Jordan made advanced strides to empower women, says JIACC

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AMMAN — Chairman of Jordan's Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC), Muhannad Hijazi, announced that the Kingdom has made significant advancements in revamping legislation aimed at enhancing women's status and empowering them at various levels. اضافة اعلان

The latest progress was made through the constitutional amendments endorsed in 2022, he said, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Hijazi made the statement during the opening ceremony of a conference organized by the UNDP- Regional Bureau for Arab States on Sunday.

The conference was held to launch the Regional Women's Alliance for Anti-Corruption and Integrity in Arab countries.

‘Opening up avenues’Jordan's efforts to empower women are part of the country's reform program, which has been carried out under the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah, Hijazi added. During the conference, he highlighted the national efforts aimed at empowering women and opening up avenues for their societal engagement at different levels.

Hijazi noted that Jordanian women have held high-profile positions in various fields and sectors. JIACC approved an executive plan dedicated to achieving women's empowerment in July 2022, which is now an integral part of its periodic strategic monitoring and assessment processes.

Moreover, JIACC's decisions to approve the national integrity standards prioritize the "justice and equal opportunity" indicator, which aims to achieve gender equality and follow-up on related measures taken to realize this goal. Jordan's progress in enhancing women's status and achieving their empowerment has been acknowledged globally, and the Kingdom continues to strive towards gender equality.

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