International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Protection of Women’s Political Rights in Jordan: Between Legal Obligations and Political Participation
Niran Yaser Alammar, Hamzah Suleiman Aldoghmi

This paper highlights women’s political rights in international and national legislation. It examines protecting women’s political rights through national, regional, and international mechanisms for the protection of women’s political rights. Through the examination of the Jordanian legal obligations in protecting women’s political rights, the paper discusses parliamentary and judicial oversight of the government in fulfilling its women’s political rights obligations, the political participation of women, and obstacles facing women in exercising their political rights. Using descriptive approach with analytical method, the paper focuses on the case study of Jordan. It reaches several results and recommendations presented at the end of its discussions. The paper argues that women’s political rights are inalienable supported by international and national legal mechanisms. It concludes by recommending that national action must be taken by public and private sectors to promote women’s political rights, and there is a need for educating Jordanian women about their political rights.

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