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Maram Alkayed

An Applied English undergraduate at the University of Jordan.
I passionately believe in human, labour, and women’s rights. I also support gender equality and freedom of speech. This is why I aim my writings to cover those aspects in Jordanian society, alongside the struggles of the average Jordanian citizent, be it an everyday problem or a serious threat.

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Latest posts by Maram Alkayed

20 April 2018

Jordan's poorer areas can go weeks without water, while the wealthier have a 24/7 supply

"We would get water two times a week, sometimes in the summer that is barely enough to get us through the week..."

11 March 2018

For Jordanian Women, a Year of Hard-Won Progress and Continuing Challenges

Despite a successful campaign to repeal a legal loophole allowing rapists to marry their victims, there is plenty left to do in the struggle to achieve gender equality in Jordan.

9 February 2018

‘The Educational System Has Failed Us': The Grief and Frustration of Jordan's Unemployed University Graduates

"I thought that once I graduated I would be able to...make a better living," one graduate said "I now make the same amount as I did as a student."

3 January 2018

Amman's Yellow Taxis Compete for Passengers After the Arrival of Uber and Careem

For Yellow taxi drivers, the struggle for passengers is a real. Once Jordan's only private transportation option, they are totally overwhelmed by new competition.

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