Friday, March 20, 2009

criticising and praising Jordan

It has been interesting reading the many blogs that are critical of Jordan, some of them have excellent points and others are just rants. I certainly believe that we have the right to constructively criticise all those who serve the country from top to bottom and to make our feelings known on the many subjects that irritate and upset us.

So now I am going to do the opposite! Many people know I have been involved with the PSD and the Family Protection Department for 11 years and it has had its ups and downs but it has been an interesting journey and a great insight into the workings of our justice system. There is so much to praise and a lot to complain about but great strides have been made on behalf of abused women and children. So many people wanting to improve the system, especially in the courts which are creaking under the strain. There are many who are working so hard in difficult circumstances, the proverbial 'unknown soldiers' and we tend to forget them.

So I am saying well done to all those police officers who have to work with these difficult cases and the same to the social workers who are under such strain, the forensic doctors, the prosecutors and the judges. Then come all the NGOs who work with abused children and women. Nothing is perfect in this life but some people try so hard and we should remember them. T


Anonymous kinzi said...

I think it might be time to meet face-to-face and hear it first hand. I'm very interested in all you have learned and invested in.

Saturday, March 21, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think you can help a foreign women seeing her Jordanian childerns with Family Police instead of having to beg the man for one or two hours a month?

if so, how can she contact you?

Sunday, March 22, 2009  
Blogger joladies said...

send an email to and I will reply. T

Sunday, March 22, 2009  
Blogger MommaBean said...

T, Thanks for the reminder. While it is fine to criticize, we have to offer kudos when warranted as well.

Sunday, March 22, 2009  
Blogger joladies said...

Thanks T for keeping us informed. Unfortunately, we hear too little about the good changes and progress in Jordan. All the best to you and the good people you are working with to improve the situation of this tragic phenomenon of abuse. ASH

Monday, March 23, 2009  

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