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The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW)

Description

The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) was established as a national machinery to promote women’s status in Jordan in accordance with the cabinet’s decision no 21/11/3382 in 1992. JNCW seeks to ensure that Jordan complies with its national, Arab, and international commitments, to improve the status of women and their participation in sustainable development.
On September 21, 1996, the Jordanian cabinet designated JNCW as a national reference for all official entities and a representative of the Kingdom in all women-related issues and activities. The Commission's responsibilities include mainstreaming women's issues in national strategies, policies, legislation, plans, and budgets; monitoring discrimination against women and assessing progress of equality; and advocating for women's issues. Since 1993, JNCW has led the process of preparing and updating the National Strategy for Women in Jordan.

Website

women.jo

Leaders

President: HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal

Last modified: 01/08/2019

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