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Jordan Country Gender Assessment : Economic Participation, Agency and Access to Justice in Jordan

ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT ACCESS TO JOBS ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACCESS TO SERVICES ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES BUSINESSWOMEN CHILD CUSTODY CHILD HEALTH CITIZENS CITIZENSHIP CIVIL SOCIETY INSTITUTIONS CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS COMMISSION FOR WOMEN COUNTRY GENDER ASSESSMENT COURT COURTS DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS DEVELOPMENT POLICY DISCRIMINATION DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN DISCRIMINATORY LAWS DIVORCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EARLY MARRIAGE ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN EDUCATED GROUPS EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT ENHANCING WOMEN EQUAL ACCESS EQUAL FOOTING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EQUAL PARTNERS FAMILY FORMATION FAMILY LAW FAMILY MEMBERS FAMILY PROTECTION FAMILY PROTECTION LAW FAMILY ROLES FEMALE FEMALE CANDIDATES FEMALE EMPLOYEES FEMALE EMPLOYMENT FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS FEMALE HEADS FEMALE IMMIGRANTS FEMALE INTENSITY FEMALE LABOR FEMALE LABOR FORCE FEMALE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCY FEMALE MORTALITY FEMALE WORKERS FEMALES FERTILITY FERTILITY RATES FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS GENDER GENDER ACTION GENDER ANALYSIS GENDER CONCERNS GENDER DIFFERENCES GENDER DISPARITIES GENDER EQUALITY GENDER FOCAL POINTS GENDER GAP GENDER GAPS GENDER IMBALANCES GENDER IMPACT GENDER ISSUES GENDER NEUTRAL GENDER NORMS GENDER PARITY GENDER PERSPECTIVE GENDER POLICY GENDER POLICY DEVELOPMENT GENDER SENSITIVE GENDER SENSITIVE INDICATORS GENDER SPECIFIC GENDER UNIT GENDER UNITS GIRLS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES GOVERNMENT POLICIES GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS HEALTH CENTRE HEALTH INSURANCE HEALTH SERVICES HIGHLY EDUCATED WOMEN HOUSEHOLD ASSETS HOUSEHOLD LEVEL HUMAN CAPACITY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN RESOURCES HUSBANDS IMMIGRANTS IMMUNIZATION INFANT INFANT MORTALITY INHERITANCE INHERITANCE RIGHTS INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKS INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION JOB CREATION JOB OPPORTUNITIES JOB SECURITY LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION LABOR MARKET LABOR MARKETS LABOR SUPPLY LACK OF AWARENESS LAND OWNERSHIP LARGE NUMBERS OF WOMEN LEGAL RIGHTS LEGISLATION LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT LEVEL OF EDUCATION LEVELS OF EDUCATION LITERACY RATES LIVES OF WOMEN LOW LABOR PRODUCTIVITY LOWER FERTILITY MALE LABOR FORCE MARRIED COUPLES MARRIED MEN MARRIED WOMEN MATERNAL MORTALITY MATERNITY BENEFITS MIGRANT NATIONAL AGENDA NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR WOMEN NATIONAL COMMITTEE NATIONAL COUNCIL NATIONAL POLICIES NATIONAL STRATEGIES NATIONAL STRATEGY NATURAL RESOURCES NUMBER OF WOMEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN OWNERSHIP OF LAND PARTICIPATION BY WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN DECISION PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN PARTICIPATORY PROCESS PENSIONS PERSONAL LIVES PERSONAL STATUS PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES POLICY DEVELOPMENT POLICY IMPLICATIONS POLICY ON GENDER POLITICAL PARTICIPATION POOR WOMEN PRINCIPLE OF EQUALITY PRIOR TO MARRIAGE PROGRESS PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY PROTECTION OF WOMEN PUBLIC AWARENESS PUBLIC LIFE QUALITY OF LIFE REFUGEES REGULATORY BARRIERS RIGHTS FOR WOMEN RIGHTS OF WOMEN ROLE OF WOMEN SCHOOL CURRICULA SECONDARY EDUCATION SENSITIVE ISSUES SERVICE DELIVERY SERVICES TO WOMEN SKILLED WORKERS SOCIAL BARRIERS SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIAL NORMS SOCIAL PRESSURE SOCIAL SECURITY SOCIAL SERVICES SPOUSES STAGES OF LIFE STATUS OF WOMEN STEREOTYPED GENDER ROLES STRATEGY FOR WOMEN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TERTIARY EDUCATION TERTIARY LEVEL TRADITIONAL GENDER ROLES UNEMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT LEVELS UNEMPLOYMENT RATES VICTIMS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN VIRGINITY VULNERABILITY WAGE DISCRIMINATION WDR WOMAN WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS WOMEN EMPLOYEES WOMEN IN SOCIETY WOMEN VICTIMS WORK FORCE WORKFORCE WORKING CONDITIONS WORKING WOMEN YOUNG PEOPLE YOUNG WOMEN
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Washington, DC
Middle East and North Africa | Jordan
2014-01-29T22:44:15Z | 2014-01-29T22:44:15Z | 2013-07

Over the last three decades Jordan has made substantial investments in its human resources, spending more than 10 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on health and education. Like their male counterparts, women and girls have benefitted from these policies and their quality of life has improved. The Jordan Country Gender Assessment (CGA) has two primary objectives. The first is to assess gender imbalances in the areas of economic participation in the labor market, agency, and access to justice; provide a framework for policies or interventions to the Government of Jordan (GoJ) on addressing imbalances; and provide a basis for implementing the activities included in the Gender Action Plan (GAP). The second objective is to develop and strengthen partnerships with GoJ agencies, Civil Society Organization's (CSOs), and academic institutions to promote collaboration on addressing gender-related issues impacting development, and in particular to develop mechanisms for cooperation on implementation of the GAP. This CGA will further explore, in the Jordan country context, the argument that the considerable progress in human development in Jordan has not yet led to consistently higher women's participation in economic, political and social life, which in turn has slowed women's economic participation. Access to justice is directly linked to the issue of agency-whereas agency defines the legal and social boundaries of rights and practices, the concept of access to justice covers the tools and mechanisms aiding persons in exercising these rights. Obstacles to women exercising agency in Jordan are caused by a combination of the treatment of women versus men under applicable legal frameworks, with gaps further widened by restrictive social norms that can govern women's behavior. Recent legislative and regulatory reforms, if implemented effectively, have the potential to increase women's agency through expansion of rights and improvements in service delivery. Despite legal and social impediments to accessing land, levels of registration of land by women have been increasing in recent years.

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