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Princess Basma underlines importance of women′s participation in local community development
20 April, 2004

SHOBAK (Petra) -  HRH Princess Basma took part in a seminar on the role of women in political development held on Tuesday by the General Federation of Jordanian Women (GFJW) in cooperation with Al Hussein Ben Talal University and the Shobak Sport Club.


Panelists discussed three working papers on the concept of women′s participation in political development in the Constitution, from three perspectives : Political development plans, Lower House of Parliament and legislation.


The seminar aimed to involve women from the rural, urban and badia areas in the process, according to the GFJW Secretary Senator Mai Abu Samen.


Earlier, Princess Basma inaugurated the "Joint Rural Market" organised by the Shobak Centre for Human Development as part of a plan to market products made by women benefiting from support extended by the Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development to encourage individual productive projects all over the Kingdom.


Addressing the opening ceremony, Princess Basma stressed the importance of women ′s participation in developing their local communities. She added that the Hashemite leadership has met all the requirements of women′s empowerment, including opening door for women to assume senior posts , in addition to efforts the country has exerted to unleash Jordanian women′s potential and creativity in all fields.


At the end of the event, Princess Basma presented plaques and certificates to the women who participated in computer courses offered by the Shobak centre.