I passionately believe in human, labour, and women’s rights. I also support gender equality and freedom of speech. I cover those aspects in Jordanian society, alongside the struggles of the average Jordanian citizen, be it an everyday problem or a serious threat.
Latest posts by Maram Alkayed
Reports on poverty in Jordan have been absent since 2010, putting the government under fire for answers.
Baqoura and Ghumar, long believed to be “Jordanian lands rented to the Israelis” under the 1994 peace treaty, were revealed to be “privately-owned Israeli lands under Jordanian sovereignty”.
Jordanians engage in online debates over results of a survey concerning maternal and child care.
Over 250 doctors and nurses are camping out at the border to help anyone who seeks medical attention among the estimated 40,000 displaced Syrians at the border with Jordan.
“We’ve had no time to sleep except for two or three hours a day...this is the only way we can do the country no harm and still practise our rights."
While the time living together surely dawns a sense of peace among the two peoples, complete harmony is still not present in certain aspects of life.
"We would get water two times a week, sometimes in the summer that is barely enough to get us through the week..."
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.
‘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."
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.