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Arab Women Organization holds roundtable to push women empowerment bid in Jordan

[04-01-2021 11:18 AM]

Ammon News - The Arab Women Organization in Jordan (AWO), in cooperation with the Forum of Canadian Federations, an Ottawa- based international NGO, with the support of the Canadian government, held a roundtable on Sunday on Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) within ""Empowering Women for Leadership Roles in the MENA Region/Jordan" Project.

The event saw the participation of a number of Jordanian parliamentarians, within the health and preventive protocols, according to an AWO press statement.

Speaking during the inaugural session, Secretary General of the Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Khawaldeh, stressed the importance of partnership and cooperation between civil society organizations and government institutions to empower women in political life.

For her part, the forum's director in Jordan, Tala Khreis, lauded the Kingdom's efforts being made towards progress and sustainable development, increased participation in the economic sphere, despite Covid-19 negative impact on the economy and women's contribution to combating violence by stiffening penalties on perpetrators.

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