Jordan: Females

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he plans to have with his Jordanian counterpart on the imprisonment of women for disobeying their so-called male guardians in Jordan.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

We are aware of the recent report by Amnesty International on this issue. We have close and frequent dialogue with the Jordanian government on human rights, including women’s rights, and will raise the report in that context.

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