Women’s inclusion in social security ‘enhances household equality’

1.Social Security (JNews)
An undated photo of the Social Security Cooperation office. (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — A Social Security Corporation (SSC) official said on Tuesday that women’s inclusion to in social security coverage  “contributes to enhancing equality within the household, reducing dependency, and curbing poverty in society,” according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

Janet Al-Tayeb, SSC director of the research department, said that “supporting and motivating Jordanian women’s participation in economic activities is achieved through enabling a conducive and welcoming work environment, as well as providing protection through the social security system and guaranteeing fair wages.”

Tayeb noted that maternity insurance was added to the social security system in January 2011, and has contributed to increasing the participation of women in the private sector. She added that every working woman covered by the social security system can benefit from the care program, which pays out allowances for both nursery care and childcare at home.

Tayeb had presented her working paper on women’s participation at a conference organized by the UN Commission on the Status of Women. The conference, titled “We Hear You: How to Strengthen Women’s Economic Participation,” hosted representatives from civil society, the Ministry of Labor, and the National Commission for Women.

The conference sought to shed light on the untapped potential of women in non-traditional sectors, and strengthen their participation in the labor market.

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