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Jordan has taken ‘great steps’ in women empowerment — Annab

By JT - Mar 19,2018 - Last updated at Mar 19,2018

AMMAN — Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lina Annab has said that Jordan has made “great steps” in the empowerment of Jordanian women, and she pointed out to international conferences held in Jordan to inform the world of the various national tourism advantages, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During the International Travel Trade Show Berlin (ITB Berlin), Annab reviewed Jordan’s efforts to empower Jordanian women politically, economically, culturally and socially, pointing out that Jordan is one of the leading countries in the region in empowering women, starting from parliamentary and governmental participation.

On the sidelines of the trade show, the Institute of South Asian Women honoured Annab with the Woman Achiever of the Year Award 2018. 

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I thought you were serious .. this article added nothing at all .. what a waste of my time.

I HONESTLY DO NOT KNOW WHICH JORDAN THAT ANNAB IS LIVING WHEN SHE SAID THAT THE JORDAN I KNOW HAS MADE GREAT STEPS TOWARDS WOMEN EMPOWERMENT?????. IS THIS AN ILLUSION OR DELUSSION TO MAKE THIS STATEMENT WHEN BEING A WOMAN IN JORDAN MEANS DIFFERENT STANDARD OF CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS FROM THOSE OF THEIR MALE COUNTERPART. FIRST OF ALL, AS THE MINISTER OF TOURISM AND ANTIQUITIES, SHE HAS NO POTFOLIO OR STATISTICS TO SUPPORT HER CLAIM. AS A WOMAN IN JORDAN WHERE WOMEN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MARRY NON JORDANIAN MEN OR ELSE!!!!!!!. RATHER USING HER POSITION IN THE GOVERNMENT TO PUSH FOR GENDER NEUTRALITY AND EQUALITY, SHE IS ON THE SIDE OF MAINTAING THE STATUS QUO. CAN SHE AS A WOMAN SIGN A LEGAL DOCUMENT IN THE COUNTRY WHERE SHE IS A MINISTER, WHAT ARE HER INHERITANCE RIGHTS IN JORDAN?. DOES SHE UNDERSTAND THAT IF SHE HAD MARRIED A NON JORDANIAN MAN, BOTH SHE AND HER FAMILY WILL BE EXILED. DOES SHE KNOW THAT AS A WOMAN, SHE HAS NO SAY IN ANY DECESSION MAKING IN HER CHILDRENS HEALTH CARE NEEDS. HOW WILL SHE LIKE IT TO BE IN THE SAME SITUATION AS SOME OF HER FELLOW WOMEN WITH MORE EDUCATION AND CONTRIBUTION TO HER COUNTRY THAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LIVE IN JORDAN, ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOLS, HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH THEIR MOTHER ONLY BECAUSE THEY ARE MARRIED TO USA, UK, EU MEN?. TO BE FAIR, THE HONORABLE MINISTER SHOULD MAINTAIN A CODE OF SILENCE ON THIS POLICY OF GENDER BASHING AND TORTURE AND HUMILIATION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS.

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