International Women’s Day

MoPPA celebrates the International Women’s Day, March 8 2018


Under the patronage of HE Eng. Musa Maaytah, the ‘EU Support to Jordanian Democratic Institutions & Development, EU-JDID’ Project, in cooperation with the Ministry of Parliamentary and Political Affairs (MoPPA) celebrated International Women’s Day, March 8 to highlight the role of women in Jordanian society and the importance of increasing women’s political participation  . 


Under the slogan “Because of all of you, the political society grow bigger”, 70 women involved in Jordanian political life celebrated Women’s Day by sharing their motivation, their achievements and the changes that they inspired in their own communities. The attendees included female ministers, senators, members of parliament, secretaries general of political parties, MoPPA female staff, and female trainees of the young political and civic actors training programme implemented by the EU-JDID project.


For the first time, MoPPA celebrates International Women’s Day in recognition of the achievements of Jordanian women holding decision-making positions; to encourage young female political activists, and; to support the contribution of young women in national political life.


"When a woman succeeds, she reaches out to those around her and pulls them up with her. If you empower a woman, you empower a whole society". The words of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah


Democracy is about inclusion, fair participation and representation.  To achieve genuine gender equality, the problem of under-representation of women in political decision-making must be addressed.  Therefore, EU-JDID is committed to enhancing women and youth inclusion in the political process, and to foster a stronger democratic and tolerant political culture. In addition, the project aims to strengthen the capacities of women politicians and to raise awareness of political parties and the role they play with regards to women’s political advancement.


EU-JDID is composed of four different but interconnected components. Three components (Parliamentary Support, Electoral Assistance and Support to the Political Party System) are implemented by the consortium led by the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES).

The fourth component of EU-JDID (Support to the Civil Society Organisations) is implemented by the Spanish Cooperation Agency, AECID.