Jordan: Amendments to citizenship law still await final cabinet approval
Source:Arab Regional Resource Centre of Violence Against Women
Recent announcement to introduce a law allowing Jordanian women married to foreign men to pass their citizenship on to their children.
The long-awaited decision, announced by Her Majesty Queen Rania during the opening of the 2nd Arab Women's Summit held in Amman in November 2003, was greeted by many women activists with a sigh of relief, even though the suggested amendments were conditioned upon the approval of the Council of Ministers. The amendments to the Citizenship Law allow women married to non-Jordanians to pass citizenship on to their children, although a woman could not pass citizenship on to her husband.
Submitted on Mon, 02/24/2003 - 01:00
- Muslim women in India petition Supreme Court to end 'triple talaq’ instant divorce
- India: 'Now, men will be a bit scared to say talaq'
- Turkey court ruling on religious marriages spurs uproar
- Algeria passes law banning violence against women
- Iran Will Allow Women in Sports Stadiums, Reversing a Much-Criticized Rule
- Saudi Arabia: Release Maysaa Alamoudi and Loujain Alhathloul
- SIGN THE PETITION: President Hamid Karzai: We call on you not to sign the new Law on Criminal Procedures
- Egypt: Postpone the 15 December referendum on the draft Constitution!
- Women Living Under Muslim Laws Statement on Libya
- Saudi Arabia: WLUML/VNC Statement: 'We Say "Yes" to Women's Full Enjoyment of their Rights'