In Jordan, DCI works with an affiliated partner, the Jordanian Women’s Union (JWU), to promote and protect children’s rights.
Based in Amman, the JWU is a democratic, non-governmental organization that seeks to improve the status of women within Jordanian society. Established in 1945, it has strong regional and international ties with other women’s rights organizations and has operated continuously since 1990.
While promoting women’s rights, the JWU formed a Committee for Children’s Rights to promote and uphold the principles enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and international law. The Committee monitors and documents violations of children’s rights within Jordan, collects data, and issues reports.
In 1996, the Committee established The Children’s Guesthouse, a center that offers a comfortable and non-confrontational environment where separated or divorced parents can meet with their children. It also offers conflict resolution services to parents.