Civil and political rights - Jordan

Women's Political Participation in Jordan: Barriers, Opportunities and Gender Sensitivity of select Political Institutions

16.10.2020 / Created by (EMWF)

This report presents the findings of a country-based, peer-reviewed assessment of the existing opportunities and current challenges faced by Jordanian women candidates: both the enabling factors and obstacles in the election of more women to parliament and municipal councils. A second assessment analysed the parliament’s workplace operations, processes, internal procedures and policy-frameworks through a gender lens. The report reviews Jordan’s current legal framework, including adherence to international standards, and assesses the existence and effectiveness of the country’s institutions in promoting women’s political participation. Legal, institutional and social norms that serve as barriers to women’s political participation are highlighted.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : MENA - OECD Governance Programme
  • Co-editor : Middle East and North Africa Transition Fund and the Jordanian National Commission for Women
  • Publishing house : OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Publication date : 2018
  • Number of pages : 96
  • Language : English


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