Over and over again, the same damn issue.
Article 6 (i) of our Constitution stipulates: “There shall be no discrimination between Jordanians as regards to their rights and duties on grounds of race, language or religion”.
As a Jordanian woman, I am equal to a Jordanian man. I MUST be able to give my Jordanian nationality, i.e. my IDENTITY as a Jordanian, to my children. As a Jordanian woman, I am proud of being a Jordanian woman. As a Jordanian woman, I want my children to also be Jordanian.
As a Jordanian woman, I am a productive part of Jordanian society, working equal hours (if not more) than my fellow Jordanian brothers. As a Jordanian woman, I pay my taxes. As a Jordanian woman, I practiced my voting rights in the Jordanian parliament.
I hold no other citizenship. I was born in Jordan. I was educated in Jordan’s universities. I live in Jordan. I am an active part of the Jordanian economy. I am an active part of the Jordanian society. I LOVE Jordan.
So why is it that as a Jordanian woman, I can’t pass on my PROUD Jordanian citizenship to my children?
It is sexist, it is unjust, it is greedy.
As a Jordanian woman, I DEMAND my right to pass on my Jordanian nationality to my children.