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Youth Deprived of Family Ties in Jordan: The Discrimination in the Name


As a state party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Jordan is required to submit a State report periodically to ensure the protection of youth and children&rsquo;s rights as enshrined by the Convention. While Jordan progressed on several aspects regarding children&#39;s rights, it remains neglectful of others. As part of IRCKHF&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="… Care Leavers in Jordan</a>&rdquo; (ECLJ) project, aiming to identify and reduce the discrimination against care leavers in Jordan, the IRCKHF researched the reporting cycle focusing on the terminology used in the correspondence between the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Jordanian government.&nbsp; The Jordanian government has been using terminology such as &ldquo;Illegitimate children&rdquo; and &ldquo;foundlings&rdquo; which is considered discriminatory at the global level.&nbsp; While the CRC uses the terminology &quot;born out of wedlock&quot;, which in itself is discriminatory locally in Jordan. The info-graph shows the reporting process, and tracks the use of this terminology since 1991 illustrating the discrimination in the Name.

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