Roundtable discusses domestic violence against women

Amman, First Deputy Speaker of the Lower House, Nassar Qaisi, said the House is concerned with advancing the women status in many fields, especially in the political domain.

He made the remarks as he inaugurated on Sunday at the House's headquarters a roundtable entitled: "Political Violence Against Jordanian Women", held by the Coalition of Women MPs from Arab Countries for Combating Violence Against Women, in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), adding the Parliament is interested in supporting strategies for advancing Jordanian women in political life.

Jordan, he said, has ratified many international conventions related to the protection of women's rights.

For her part, the EU Ambassador to Amman, Maria Hadjithiudosio, said women's engagement in public life will enhance the society's social and economic aspects, adding the EU will continue to support any initiative that will reduce political violence.

At the closing session, participants stressed the importance of greater openness to civil society institutions, trade unions and the government.

To be announced later, they agreed to mull recommendations to reach effective solutions to enhance women's status quo politically.

Source: Jordan News Agency