On January 20, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Al Badia Society for Women’s Development in Khashafiet Al Shawabkeh in Sahab District.
According to Petra News, during today’s meeting Her Majesty:
“…met with representatives from three local societies working on women’s empowerment and their economic development. [Her Majesty also] listened to a briefing about Fida Jordan (FJ), a Finnish NGO that has been operating in Jordan since 2004 and supported the establishment of several local societies.
Her Majesty discussed with the beneficiaries their successes that were achieved thanks to local societies’ partnership with organisations such as FJ, which has branches across 30 countries and firmly believes that poverty does not only mean the lack of financial resources but also the lack of knowledge.
Queen Rania also stressed the importance of promoting best practices in economic empowerment for women and discussed ways that encourage them to play an active role in the development of their communities.”