‘413,000 women in Jordan insured through SSC’

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AMMAN — In Jordan, 143,000 women are actively insured through the SSC, including 29,891 voluntary subscribers, according to a statement issued by the Social Security Corporation (SSC) and carried by Hala News.اضافة اعلان

Furthermore, since maternity insurance was instated in the Kingdom in 2011, 92,902 maternity disbursals have been made, benefiting 66,579 women at a total value of JD101.5 million.

The social protection system linked to maternity insurance has strengthened the protection of women working in the private sector, bringing the number of beneficiaries of home care allowances to 12,301 insured women, the corporation noted.

Empowering women through social securityIn the statement, the SSC congratulated Jordanian women and all insured women on the occasion of International Women's Day for their “great efforts and achievements at various levels for the advancement of the Kingdom”, emphasizing the role of social security in protecting and empowering women economically and socially.

The SSC also called on working women to inquire about their right to social security when joining the labor market, and to ensure they are covered by insurance that takes into account their real wages.

The statement stressed the importance of boosting Jordanian women’s participation in economic activity by providing a decent and woman-friendly work environment that safeguards their full labor rights, including their right to social security, in order to protect them from poverty and allow them to contribute to the development process alongside Jordanian men.

Safeguarding women’s rightsThe corporation called on all economic establishments to take the initiative to include female workers in social security from the date they begin their employment and on the basis of their real wages, with the aim of providing them with social protection and supporting their economic participation.

The SSC will continue to confront the phenomenon of insurance evasion with force and legal measures, it said in the statement.

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