Jordan partakes in 63rd UN women’s forum

Amman, Jordan submitted its first voluntary report on Tuesday, which focuses on women, for the sustainable development goals 2030 at the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 63).

The goals include, but are not limited to, amending the gender biased laws, approving the Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) for advancing the implantation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, overcoming hurdles that stand in the way of females’ economic participation, and revamping the national strategy for women in Jordan.

The government had approved the JONAP in 2017, which was developed to increase women’s participation in prevention and protection processes during conflicts.

Legislators have amended several articles in the Penalty Law and are now looking into articles in the Labor and Personal Status laws, said Salma Nims, Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), in a statement released Wednesday.

During the forum, Nims stressed the importance of the Jordanian community’s role in lobbying for amending laws, and the role of supporters of women’s rights.

Source: Jordan News Agency