Karak Elected women Network


In December 2018, Karak Castle Center issued a report titled “Legal Review of the Jordanian Decentralization Law” that included a comprehensive evaluation of the decentralization law’s implementation. The report was based on two sets of research to reach the project outputs; including key informative interviews methodology with elected female members of the GCs.


The report highlighted the inefficient communication between the female members and various executive councils, municipalities, and ministries. The female members according to the report, believe that this communication depends primarily on the personal relations with the heads and members of the councils, and they argue that it should be regulated.


Many women members of the governorates councils face a number of challenges with the other male members: men have more say within the council than women do, which they attributed to the stereotypical perception of men towards women’s participation in political life.


In addition to the weak representation of women in permanent offices for the governorate councils which was only 8.3%, female members also complained that they were not given the

The Center signed an agreement with the Swiss Embassy to implement the project of establishing women’s network in Karak governorate. The project aims to establish a network of elected women (local councils – municipalities – governorate) in Karak governorate with the aim of forming a unified approach and exchanging experiences.

It is noteworthy that the center of Karak Castle will sign this week memorandums of understanding with both the Karak Governorate Council and the Mafraq Governorate Council to cooperate in the implementation of future activities. The Center also links very well with all official sectors and associations in various governorates.

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