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Reem Abu Hassan

Former Jordanian Minister of Social Development

Reem Abu Hassan is a Jordanian politician and Government Minister. She has served as the Jordanian Minister of Social Development from 2013 to 2016, which advocates for the welfare of marginalized people in civil society.


Reem Abu Hassan was involved with the drafting of laws regarding women and children in Jordan in 1992. She worked in the First Reform Initiative in Jordan in 2002 and 2005 she was a member of the Legislation and Justice subcommittee of the Jordanian National Agenda. In 2006 she participated in the Jordan Together Reform Forum. She served as an advisor to the Ministry of Justice from 2006 to 2008. She founded the International Women's Forum in Jordan and served as its president from 2006 to 2008.

She was appointed to the board of trustees for the National Centre for Human Rights in May 2011. In 2013 she was appointed the Minister of Social Development.