Karak Castle Center for Consultation and Training discusses the local administration law draft with the Parliamentary Women and Family Committee.

Karak Castle Center for Consultation and Training discusses the local administration law draft with the Parliamentary Women and Family Committee.


As a continuation of a series of dialogue sessions implemented by the Karak Castle Center for Consultation and Training, and in cooperation with the Parliamentary Women and Family Affairs Committee, held a dialogue session at the House of Representatives this morning to discuss the position paper issued by the Center entitled (Draft Local Administration Law: The Independence of Elected Councils is a High Achievement and Governance for Democracy).


The Executive Director of the Karak Castle Center, Advocate Israa Mahadin, said that this session comes within the framework of an advocacy campaign project to enhance women’s political participation and increase their representation to a 30% Quota in the local councils, which comes as a continuation of the draft legislative review of the decentralization law 2018, where the Center recently held a number of sessions with a group of Political parties, civil society institutions, and international organizations.


The position paper aims to review and analyze the new draft local administration law from a legal and gender perspective to ensure the effective participation of women through allocated seats of at least 30% in the elected councils to ensure fair representation of women and to achieve the goal approved by the Economic and Social Council in the United Nations and confirmed by agreement Beijing 1995, and in compliance with the Cairo Declaration for Arab Women, and Jordan's commitment to work on developing national electoral systems to ensure women's political participation. Karak Castle Center for Consultation and Training discusses the local administration law draft with the Parliamentary Women and Family Committee.


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