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Jordanian parliament repeals rape law

Published 1 August 2017

The Jordanian parliament voted to abolish a provision in the penal code that allows rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims.

The future for girls in Jordan

Published 29 May 2017

On the picture we can see two girls, Nour and Mala from the Haja Rafika center. What will the future be like when these girls grow up – will there be a change for persons with disabilities and women in general?

All children should have the same rights

Published 22 May 2017

Luma Jamjoum has made up her mind. Her two sons, Faris and Omar, will have the same right to a good health and will be respected even though they have different circumstances in life.

Radhika stands up for children’s right to education

Published 12 May 2017

Despite the schools deficiencies it is important that the children show up every day. In school they learn how to be children and are not drawn into all the problems and challanges of the world of adults.

End child marriage

Published 30 March 2017

One girl every other second – that means 15 million child marriages every year around the world. 700 million of women alive today married before the age of 18. Unless more countries overcome the problem of child marriage 1,2 billion women will have been child brides in the year of 2050*.

New jordanian shadow report on UN Conference

Published 28 March 2017

Today starts the 17th UN Conference on the rights of persons with disabilities, held by the CRPD. Our partner I am Human is present at the UN head quarter in Geneva, Switzerland.

Marrying business and development – a success for Fair Trade?

Published 20 March 2017

- Back when we started it was called Alternative Trade, but that was in the 1970’s before what is now the Fair Trade movement was really formed, Roopa Mehta says, thus immediately showing just how long she has been in this business.

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