Jordanian activists seek to increase women in politics

Women in Jordan are increasing their efforts to get a 20 percent quota of seats in local councils reserved for women.
Mai Abu Samen, head of the Jordanian National Forum for Women (JNFW), said that “a quota for women will help increase their political participation and bring desired reforms,” and could potentially double women’s current political representation.
For more info on women’s political participation and the effectiveness of quotas, check out the Gender and Governance program at the Women’s Environment and Development Organization.

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