The sixth edition of the highly anticipated “Women on the Frontlines” conference commenced in Amman on Monday, graced by the patronage of Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh. Organized by the esteemed May Chidiac Foundation, the event aims to empower women and encourage their pursuit of sustainable results that serve the public interest and society. Furthermore, it seeks to shine a spotlight on the remarkable success stories of women and girls who have made significant contributions across various fields.The conference attracted an illustrious array of attendees, including Her Highness Princess Basma Bint Ali, Her Highness Princess Dina Mired, Minister of Government Communication and government spokesperson Faisal Shboul, Minister of Social Development and Chairperson of the Ministerial Committee for Women Empowerment Wafa Bani Mustafa, President of the May Chidiac Foundation May Chidiac, as well as prominent Jordanian and Arab women in politics, diplomacy, media, arts, and economics.In his address on behalf of the Prime Minister, Minister Shboul emphasized that supporting and empowering women to occupy prominent positions is insufficient without self-belief and recognition of their capabilities. He stressed the importance of a political and social environment that respects women and acknowledges their pivotal role in society and public life.
Minister Shboul underscored the government’s commitment to three key modernization tracks: political, economic, and administrative, with the empowerment of women and bridging the gender gap occupying the highest priority. He highlighted a recent constitutional amendment guaranteeing women’s empowerment and protection from all forms of violence, alongside a multitude of laws that support and enable women in various aspects of life.”As a member of the Ministerial Committee for Women Empowerment, I assure you that this government is operating in accordance with a clear national strategy, working in partnership with all sectors and institutions representing Jordanian women. Our goal is to develop comprehensive plans, programs, and procedures that ensure a safe work environment for women, free from discrimination or marginalization,” Minister Shboul stated.He further emphasized the government’s media plan, aligned with the new legislation, to amplify women’s issues, as well as those concerning children and youth. Minister Shboul commended the invaluable role played by the national media, consistently championing women’s rights and recognizing their indispensable role in the country’s development and progress.The “Women on the Frontlines” conference serves as a remarkable platform for women to gather, share experiences, and foster meaningful connections. By championing the empowerment of women and celebrating their achievements, this event endeavors to create a more inclusive and equitable society for all.