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NCHR offers recommendations on rights of girls

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NCHR logo ( Photo: From NCHR website)
AMMAN  — The National Center for Human Rights (NCHR) has put forward recommendations to safeguard girls' rights and enhance their role in building and developing society, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The NCHR said in a statement on Monday that the International Day of the Girl Child is an opportunity to highlight the status of girls in local communities and the key challenges they face in order to come up with proposals to build their capacities "so that they can contribute alongside men in building an inclusive society based on humanitarian values."

The statement said there is no religious or legal basis to differentiate between human beings based on gender, noting that Jordanian law protects girls based on Article 6 of the constitution. The statement emphasized that Jordanians are equal before the law in rights and obligations. 

The constitution had also underlined the protection of the family, maternity, and childhood from violence and exploitation added the statement.

The NCHR referred to international conventions and agreements, which call for paying attention to the girl child and equating her with the male child in all rights in line with the principle of equality outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Jordan had ratified and published in its official gazette.

The center called for protecting girls from violations they might face, including denying them education, marrying them off before the age of eighteen, exploiting them in beggary and hard labor, exposing them to violence in all its forms inside and outside the family, or depriving them of the right to play and entertainment.

The statement called on governmental and non-governmental organizations and civil society institutions to step up their efforts to preserve girls' rights through awareness-raising programs on the rights of girls that target them and families across the Kingdom, particularly in remote regions and areas with poor services.

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