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Jordan takes a step forward, but without changing the "Nationality Law" that discriminates against women

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

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A few weeks ago the Jordanian government said it would recognize the civil rights of husbands, sons and daughters of Jordanian women married to foreigners, but that does not entail the right to obtain Jordanian nationality. For civil society, this statement makes clear that is not intended to modify the "Citizenship Law" which discriminates against Jordanian women and especially their children.


Moreover, the Jordanian Constitution does not provide full equality of Jordanian women. In Article Six of the Constitution states that Jordanians are equal only on the basis of race, religion and language, bypassing the word "gender" found in almost all constitutions in the world.

Organizations and Jordanian women are conducting campaign include gender equality in the constitution and lift the reservation against Article 9, paragraph 2 of the CEDAW.

Despite the statements of Prime Minister seems that the implementation of these rights will be immediately and take at least 6 months.

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