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Women Entrepreneurs' Access to Justice: Study Findings in Jordan

Date of Publication: 
Monday, December 16, 2019
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In Jordan, women entrepreneurs constitute a growing portion of the business population, offering opportunities for women to generate income and meaningfully contribute to the national economy. However, women entrepreneurs also face discrimination as they engage in business ventures and seek to resolve disputes.​ 

IDLO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) conducted research on barriers to women entrepreneurs’ access to justice, obtaining insights from women and men entrepreneurs, institutions and justice sector professionals on why women entrepreneurs need effective justice systems, the main barriers they face in using justice systems, and whether these systems are gender-sensitive. The report and summary lay out recommendations and practical entry points to build on continuing efforts to support women entrepreneurs’ access to justice.

Report summary and Arabic version available for download below.