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Jordan maintains its rank in the index of reforms that support gender equality

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AMMAN -- Jordan maintained its annual ranking, in the "Women, Business and the Law 2022" report, which looks at legislation reforms that support gender equality and remove obstacles to women's economic inclusion, as Jordan remained at 46.9 points out of 100, according to Al Mamlaka.اضافة اعلان

The report, issued by the World Bank on Wednesday which stated that Jordan remained stable in its global ranking for 2022, after it rose 6 points in 2021.
The report, which covers the economies of 190 countries, showed that Jordan maintained a score of 100 out of 100 in the field of entrepreneurship, after making women's access to credit easier by prohibiting gender discrimination in financial services.

Regarding restrictions on freedom of movement, the report said that Jordan maintained its ranking at 25 out of 100, after allowing women to apply for a passport in the same way as men.

The report showed a number of indicators and legal differences between men and women in several areas, where it remained at 0 out of 100 regarding laws that affect women's decisions at work, and remained at 75 points out of 100 in-laws affecting women's wages for the second year in a row.

Jordan remained again at a point of 20 out of 100, and at a point of 40 out of 100 in-laws affecting women's work after childbirth, and at a point of 40 out of 100 in gender differences in property and inheritance, and at a point of 75 Point out of 100 Laws that affect the wage of a woman's retirement compared to 2021.

The report drew attention to the Social Security Corporation's responsibility to "pay the child care allowance in the nursery for a period of 6 months according to the monthly wage of the insured mother, work, and insurance status," while noting that "no new reforms were observed" according to these indicators for Jordan during 2021.

The report stated that "the overall score for Jordan was lower than the regional average observed in the Middle East and North Africa (53), where the maximum score observed in the region was in Malta (88.8).

To improve the workplace index, Jordan may consider allowing women to obtain a job without their husbands’ permission, prohibiting discrimination in employment based on gender, enacting legislation protecting women from sexual harassment at work, and adopting criminal or civil penalties for such actions.

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