Gender Equality Committee (GEC)


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Committee: Gender Equality Committee Topic A: Women's participation in governance with a focus on peace talks and post-conflict governance Presented by the delegate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Women in Jordan received the right to vote and stand for election in 1974. In order to increase women´s political participation, Jordan has issued quota legislation through an amendment to the Electoral Law. In 2003, quota provision reserved 6 seats for women in the national parliament. Following the 2010 election, 13 seats in parliament are occupied by women Following an initiative by women’s organisations , including the JNCW and the Jordanian National Forum for Women, the Jo...

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