Women's Studies were first perceived and introduced as a separate field of study in the United States in the 1970's.Â Since then, this field has developed into a highly diverse and multidisciplinary area of study, research and scholarship.
As recently as fifty years ago, social, cultural, and other norms, were seen to have underestimated and even suppressed women in a way that did not permit them to reach their full potential and showcase their capabilities, productiveness or strengths.Â Such attitudes still exist to some extent all over the world, making a concerted effort towards positive change imperative.
Jordanian women are no different than their counterparts in other countries and could become highly effective contributors to Jordanian society if given the right opportunities in an environment conducive to a change in our approach and outlook.
Princess Basma Center for Jordanian Women's Studies will therefore adopt a humanistic, multi-dimensional approach to involve not only academicians and students, but also the public and private sectors, and society at large, in creating a positive social transformation of attitudes and approaches towards Jordanian women and the socio-economic and cultural issues that concern them.
To build a society characterized by greater diversity, democracy, and respect for human rights, in which women enjoy equal prospects and opportunities to facilitate a meaningful contribution to the development of Jordan's social, cultural, business, scientific, and family structures
To conduct studies and scientific research on issues of concern to Jordanian women, provide advisory services and quality training programs tailored to meet the specific needs of Jordanian women, create appropriate conditions and an environment conducive to strengthening the role of Jordanian women and developing their capacities, and encouraging them to fulfill their leadership potential