Queen Rania visited Al Ashrafieh Secondary School

Queen Rania of Jordan visited Al Ashrafieh Secondary School for Girls in Amman on Monday. There, she met with teachers and principals who participate in two educator network programs implemented by the Queen Rania Teachers Academy (QRTA). Al Ashrafieh Secondary School which is attended by 440 girls between grades seven and 12 is one of 19 schools that take part in the Schools Network Research Study.
Queen Rania of Jordan visited Al Ashrafieh Secondary School for Girls in Amman
Queen Rania of Jordan visited Al Ashrafieh Secondary School for Girls in Amman
Queen Rania of Jordan visited Al Ashrafieh Secondary School for Girls in Amman
Queen Rania of Jordan visited Al Ashrafieh Secondary School for Girls in Amman
Queen Rania of Jordan visited Al Ashrafieh Secondary School for Girls in Amman
Queen Rania of Jordan visited Al Ashrafieh Secondary School for Girls in Amman

7 comments:

  1. I know we should be understanding of other people's cultural choices but I find it disturbing to see children with head coverings, although there do seem to be a couple of young rebels here (embraced by the queen!).

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    1. Why is head covering disturbing?

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    2. Adults can obviously choose to cover their hair but I find it unsettling that there is a requirement that children do also.

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    3. Cherry Blossom, around december 27th (2017) in Iran about 29 women were arrested. Their crime? They had put off their headscarf. (For information google "My stealthy freedom")
      Not every country is as bad for women as Iran. But in every patriarchal society there are a lof of ways to make a woman wear a hijab, subtle ways and not so subtle. There might be some women who choose to wear it. Many others have no choice.

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    4. Coralie, I am perfectly aware of the Muslim customs in regards to Hijab, burkas, etc., there is not enough time in this blog to discuss religious practices, or the atrocities committed against women, in many cultures, including the Christian world. My question to Heather was genuine, as to why one would find head covering disturbing? Personally I respect the choice of these women to practice their faith, as they see fit. I could list a few things that I find disturbing in child rearing, but maybe this may not be the right place
      Warm regards.

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    5. I agree, Cherry Blossom. If a woman chooses to wear a hijab, it is her choice - if she is forced to do so, it is a form of violence. I work in the IT industries and therefore have a lot of collegues from India, male and female. Most of them are very happy to live in Central Europe now and never want to go back, even if the miss their homeland of course (as for food, weather, music, friends...) A male collegue of indian origin, married to an indian women, is father of two lovely girls. He sais that his wife and he himself want to stay in Europe because they want to raise the daughters here, in safety and with equal rights. It is so sad, so dramatic, how women still are suppressed. We really need a change. And I think it is coming! Warm regards too!

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