HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan has been extra busy this fall. Over the past couple of weeks, Her Majesty has traveled to Berlin to present German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Golden Victoria Honorary Award for Political Leadership, visited low-income families in Tafileh, and met with new recipients of the Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans, which helps young students without families pursue higher education or vocational training in the capital of Jordan. A staunch supporter of women, she has publicly championed a multitude of female organizations these past few months, and it appears that she’s not stopping anytime soon.
Over the weekend, the royal visited Jordan’s southwestern city of Ma’an to meet with a group of women activists and community leaders at the Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II Cultural Center. During the meeting, the Queen commended the ambitious women of Ma’an for their significant contributions to their communities in the fields of education, art, medicine, and social development. “This is what His Majesty means when he says the Jordanian woman is the pillar of our society; without her contributions, our Jordanian family cannot grow and prosper,” Her Majesty noted. “An ambitious, educated, capable woman can be a game changer. And that is what I see in all of you.”
During her visit to the Governorate of Ma’an, Queen Rania also stopped by the city’s Zaha Cultural Center, which was established inside the Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II Cultural Center in 2015, for a tour of the center. She later shared a picture from her visit to her 4.9 million Instagram followers, with the caption: “Visiting Ma’an is always special because the people’s energy, strength, and unparalleled kindness never fail to shine through. Today, I had the pleasure of meeting some of Ma’an’s most extraordinary women!”