Policy Paper: Gender Mainstreaming in the 18th House of Representatives

Author(s)
Information and Research Center - King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF)
Publisher(s)
Information and Research Center - King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF)
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Year
2017
Language(s)
Arabic, English
Scope
National
Funded by
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Type of Resource
Policy Paper

A joint study conducted was conducted by the Information and Research Center – King Hussein Foundation, and the Center of Legislative Studies and Research in the Jordanian Parliament in order to understand the knowledge,
attitudes and practices of MPs on gender and women’s rights in the decision making process. The study shows that there is often a misunderstanding of the concept of gender, which is reflected in this concept not being taken into
account continuously during the legislative process. The study also showed that there is a long way to go in implementing women’s rights, despite the talk about women’s rights being given priority in the House of Representatives.
In order to achieve more gender-sensitive legislation, and taking into account the rights-based approach to women’s rights, the study concluded that it was important to raise awareness about the concept of gender in its holistic context. The study also recommended that women’s rights should be expanded beyond basic rights, to include all the human rights.

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