Month: August 2007

Iraqis accepted in Jordanian public schools: where is the applause?

Jordan has been facing a great deal of criticism over its treatment of Iraqis at Jordan’s Queen Alia airport, some of it deserved, some not so much. However, I have not seen many reactions or blog postings hailing Jordan’s decision to allow the entry of Iraqi children into the public schools. AMMAN — Public schools …

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Do I really need my husband’s ‘permission’ to get a passport?

Jordanian bloggers are currently talking about women’s rights in Jordan. Sweet! I like that. The reason for the interest in this issue now is because Jordan recently endorsed a United Nations convention eliminating discrimination against women — albeit with some reservations. I’m not sure if this endorsement will really mean anything since Jordan did express …

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