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  • Jordanian National Forum for Women(JNFW)
General Description
OBJECTIVES
Spreading awareness among Jordanian women of the content of the National Strategy which was ratified in 1993 and aims to improve women′s status, involve them in the national development and economic activities, promote their legal status and increase their participation in decision-making processes.
Raising awareness on health, education, culture, legislature, economy and politics.
Raising awareness among women about their rights and responsibilities in accordance with Islam, the Jordanian Constitution and the National Charter.
Helping Jordanian women to realise their potentials and increase their participation in development at national and local levels.
Giving women the opportunities to participate in economic life and reach decision-making positions.
Forming pressure groups to influence decision makers.
Mode of Election
The Forum is governed by Higher Council chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Talal. The Council Consists of elected representatives of the committees of each Jordan′s twelve governorates, as well as other women leaders. Elections of the Forum take place nationally every four years leading to the election of one representative from each governorate who will serve on the Higher Council. the Higher Council determines the policies and strategies of the Forum, and the governorate committees set the plans and activities of each governorate. The programmes are then implemented by the co-ordinators in each local community.
(last updated: 06-September-2002)
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