NCHR calls for gender-sensitive media

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AMMAN — On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the National Center for Human Rights (NCHR) has called for the launch of media plans that support women’s rights and empowerment.اضافة اعلان

In a statement on Tuesday carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, the NCHR called for pursuing policies aimed at raising awareness of the importance of women’s participation in public life, their access to leadership opportunities, and an enhanced role as key partners in the decision-making process.

Moreover, the statement suggested amending trade and professional union laws to guarantee that women have a seat at the table, as well as increasing women’s participation in the judicial council and in academic entities.

Despite social and economic challenges facing women, some breakthroughs have been made, the center noted, citing a recent constitutional amendments which guarantee women an equal opportunity alongside men to play an active role in the Jordanian society, as well as protection against all forms of violence and discrimination.

However, the center reiterated the need to further amend national legislation in line with international human rights obligations, within a gender-sensitive approach. It called for supporting women’s economic and social empowerment by providing them with job opportunities and developing their skills in accordance with the labor market’s needs.

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