Is there a place for women in the Jordanian Labor Market?

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The Information and Research Center - King Hussein Foundation in cooperation with Leaders of Tomorrow Foundation, in partnership with Hivos with support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as part of the Women Empowerment for Leadership Project, conducted a research project entitled “Jordanian Social Security Law Reformes and the Employment of Women in the Private Sector”. The project concluded with a virtual public debate on women's economic participation in the private sector and the role of the Social Security Law reformes under the motion “There is no place for women in the Jordanian labor market”. In order to serve the project objectives, the debate covered the following 4 topics:

1. The reality of women in the Jordanian labor market (women's economic participation in the private sector).
2. The reasons behind the low percentage of the participation of women in the Jordanian economy.
3. The role of social security law in enhancing women's economic participation in the private sector.
4. The role of social security during COVID-19 and its impact on women working in the private sector.

the debate was between:

Speaks in favor of the motion: Mr. Ahmed Awad, Director of the Phoenix Center for Economic Studies and Information, and Mrs. Sana Al-Banawi, Knowledge Management Specialist at the Jordanian National Committee for Women’s Affairs.

Speaks against the motion: Mr. Shaman Majali, Spokesperson for the Social Security Corporation, Ms. Ramz Sadeq, Founder and CEO of Maraiti website

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