Princess Alia Bint Al-Hussien Patronizes the Celebration of Women’s Day

Published March 17th, 2010 - 08:54 GMT
Princess Alia Bint Al-Husien, patronized the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) celebration of Women’s Day that was held in King Abdullah II Sport City
GAM Council member, Bushra Al-Zu’bi, said that the Jordanian woman has made great achievements in all spheres of life, thanks to the Hashemites since the Kingdom was founded, pointing out that this is part of the civic development of the Jordanian society
She added that the Constitution ensures that rights and equality be maintained for every member of the society without discrimination in all spheres of work, and civil, personal , and political affairs, noting that Jordan was among the first countries to give women the right to have a say in decision making.
Ms. Al-Zu’bi drew the attention to the fact that GAM is always keen on activating woman’s role in the society, in developing, and in maintaining continuous interaction with women’s activities in all the regions through the socially specialized centers, namely, Zaha Center and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Center.
During the celebration, a success story of a blind girl named Sana Sidqi was presented; the successful woman could acquire the general secondary certificate and a job at GAM, notwithstanding the cruel circumstances she has been through, especially that she is a mother of two. Wissam ‘Azar, presented an exemplary story of “Ahl Alhema” despite the fact that she contracted cancer and could by pass it and go on with her life, acquiring a Master’s degree with an ambition to get the Ph.D. Majda Afeef presented an environmental message as one of the country’s laborers who spent 31 years in her job, during which she could meet all the needs of her immediate family, and, at the same time, serve her nation.
 A group of special needs people gave a sportive presentation in self defense arts, while the poet Haleema Al-‘Abbadi recited a poem on the occasion. HRH Princess Alia handed over plaques to a number of ladies who could make great achievements. On the side lines of the celebration, HRH inaugurated an exhibition comprising a collection of tapestries, handicrafts, books, food productions, folklore dishes, and clay arts.

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