SUNY/Jordan Participates in International Women's Day
SUNY/CID NEWS STORIES 2006
SUNY/Jordan's Deputy Chief of Party Peg Clement joined a three-person panel held at and organized by the Australian Embassy in Amman, Jordan on the occasion of International Women's Day March 8 2006. Her presentation, "Women in High Places: The Quota System in Parliament," reviewed both sides of the issue of employing quotas to ensure that women win at least some representation in nationally elected bodies. Ms. Clement brought in statistics from a wide range of countries, emphasizing that participation among legislatures in the Arab world - particularly Iraq, Tunisia, Jordan, and Morocco - is steadily climbing, and represents the fastest growth next to the Nordic countries worldwide. The panel, organized by Australian Ambassador and Mrs. Peacock, also included Her Excellency Asma Khader, Jordanian lawyer and former Minister, and Dr. Jaime Lovell, Australian Research Officer and archeologist for the Council for British Research in the Levant.
The panel for International Women's Day demonstrated how SUNY/Jordan takes the opportunity to raise important public issues in all aspects of its work. In addition, it represented one of many steps being taken in an integrated gender strategy articulated by project planners of incorporating human issues - men's and women's - into every facet of the project.