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Gender equality focus of Jordan visit

Gender equality commissioner Josie Christodoulou

Gender equality commissioner Josie Christodoulou will head to Jordan on Monday for official contacts to boost bilateral relations between the two countries.

According to her office, the visit aims to review cooperation between the two on matters of gender equality and look at ways of strengthening it.

Christodoulou will meet the general secretary of Jordan’s National Council for Women, the head of the unit to protect women against violence in the family and have contacts with women working in shelters that protect female victims of violence.

She will also be informed by Jordanian armed forces about their implementation of a UN security council resolution on Women, Peace and Security.

Christodoulou will also meet representatives from schools were programmes on security are run that are sponsored by the government of Cyprus.

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