Jordan: Give Women Equal Citizenship Rights to Men

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This article discusses Jordan's nationality law, which does not give Jordanian women married to non-Jordanians the right to transfer citizenship to their children. According to the law, a foreign woman married to a Jordanian man can obtain Jordanian nationality, but the same does not apply to a foreign man married to a Jordanian woman. Also, children with Jordanian fathers and foreign mothers can obtain citizenship, but children with Jordanian mothers and foreign fathers cannot. The article describes the campaign "My mother is Jordanian, and her nationality is a right for me" that was founded by Nima Habashna, and it discusses the movement to apply for naturalization of non-national husbands and their children. It also discusses treaties and treaty monitoring bodies that address the issue of the nationality law and discrimination against women in Jordan.

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