Over the past few years, Jordan has taken serious steps in developing legislation and formulating child-friendly policies. All legislation has undergone periodic follow-up and adjustment in parallel with any developments that concern childhood.
In addition to being a signatory to the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Jordanian Constitution, in Article (6), guarantees the protection of children, ensuring that “The law shall protect motherhood, childhood and the old-aged; and shall avail care for the youngsters and those with disabilities and protect them against abuse and exploitation.”
Nevertheless, Jordan is still lacking a child rights law, despite the fact that the first draft of the law has been approved by the government in 1998 but has not yet seen the light.
In 2019, NCFA submitted a new child rights draft law, which will hopefully be approved soon.
This window introduces a collection of studies prepared by official bodies, civil society organizations, as well as international institutions, related to the rights and situation of children in Jordan: