Round table to discuss CEDAW Shadow Report Funded by the EU and with participation of civil society organisations

Amman, 21 November 2016 The National Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) held today a round table to discuss the shadow report on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) with the participation of a number of civil society organizations from all governorates.

This workshop is an activity of the ‘EU Support to Civil Society in Jordan Project’ aiming at strengthening democracy in Jordan through increased participation of citizens in political life. This Project is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and is funded by the European Union.

The NCHR Board Memebr, H.E. Senator Taghreed Hekmat stated that such workshops are of high importance to receive the insights of civil society organisations and concluding with recommendations that would significantly contribute to the protection and reinforcement of human rights and women’s rights in particular. The Senator then expressed her appreciation of the EU’s role in supporting civil society in Jordan through this important project which will encourage citizens to participate in political and public life.

The Project Coordinator, Mr. Nedal Magableh, Director of International Mechanisms and Reports, briefed the audience about the project, its objectives and expected results.


The discussions covered the sixth government report submitted by the Jordanian Government to the CEDAW Committee as well as the concluding observations made by the Committee on the fifth report.

The sessions were chaired by the NCHR Board Members Ms. Taghreed Hekmat and Dr. Abeer Dababneh, whereas Ms. Amal Haddain from the Jordanian National Commission for Women and Mrs. Buthayna Fureihat, Director of Vulnerable Groups Department at the Centre presented the main findings and concluding observations on the sixth government report.

It is worth mentioning that the NCHR was established in 2006 to protect human rights, promote its culture, monitor its status, provide legal consultations and assistance, handle complaints, and observe human rights violations with a view to end them and eliminate their effects.