Project :
To Be a Girl in Jordan: A Legal and Cultural Bias
Partner(s) :
USAID ROLP Small Grants Program
Program(s) :
Research, Education and Awareness, Access to Information
Pillar(s) :
Equality and Justice, Social Cohesion

To Be a Girl in Jordan: A Legal and Cultural Bias


Through previous projects, the Information and Research Center - King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF) has become aware of some of the issues and challenges facing Jordanian girls. In response to this finding, the IRCKHF initiated the first national research study with a purpose to contribute accurate data on the status of a girl. It also aimed to analyze how the cultural ideology practiced by the community influences the formulation of the law. Based on the themes and gaps highlighted by the stakeholders and analysis of the findings and a human rights based approach, the study was categorized into the following themes: equality rights and non-discrimination, family rights, girl child education, gender based violence against the girl child, girl child labour, health and early marriage and customs and traditions. The research aimed to to contribute effectively to advocacy efforts on behalf of the girl child population in Jordan.

Project Outputs

Universal Children's Day in Jordan: Continuing His Lat...
Empowering Care Leavers in Jordan: Youth Deprived of F...
Reversing the Gender Bias against Jordanian Women Marr...
Mathlouma: Removing Honor from Crimes of Honor (2009-2...
Jordanian Shadow Report for ‘Convention on the Rights ...
Gendering the Jordanian Parliament Research Center
The Case of Women’s Rights in Jordan – A Struggle from...
The situation of Syrian refugee youth in Jordan
From vulnerable girls to empowered women
Takamol - HAQQI Gender Clearing House