“Finally, I have a chance to regain my dignity… and make decisions for myself.”
From a young age, Joud Ahmad*, 21, suffered from mental and physical abuse from her father and brother. Fleeing her home, and with nowhere to stay she was later put in administrative detention in the Juwaida Jail... Learn more
Community centres at the forefront of protection, prevention and response services to vulnerable women and girls in Jordan
Two survivors of domestic violence found protection, support and counseling services at the women and girls’ center in Ajloun... Learn more
UN Women and World Food Programme harness innovation for women's economic empowerment in crisis situations
UN Women and WFP are breaking new ground by using blockchain to assist Syrian refugee women... Learn more
Empowerment through employment for Syrian refugee women in Jordan
1.3 million refugees are currently hosted by Jordan, a country that continues to demonstrate humanitarian leadership in the Syrian refugee crisis. In 2012, UN Women opened its first Oasis... Learn more
Ambassador of Japan Visits Protection Center in Aljoun operated by UN Women and the institute for Family Health
The Ambassador of Japan to Jordan, H.E. Mr. Hidenao Yanagi visited the women and girls’ center operated by UN Women and the Institute for Family Health (IFH)... Learn more
In focus: UN Women and World Food Programme harness innovation for women's economic empowerment in crisis situations
UN Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) are breaking new ground by using blockchain to assist Syrian refugee women participating in UN Women’s cash for work programmes at the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan. More
With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them. More
Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Explore a selection of these women and learn what the reality still is today for many women and girls worldwide. More
Ninety world leaders have made concrete commitments and firm pledges to overcome gender equality gaps at, and since, a historic event co-hosted by UN Women and the People’s Republic of China: the “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action.” More
A special tour of UN Women’s ‘Oasis Center for Resilience and Empowerment of Women and Girls’ with Baheera, a Syrian refugee woman living with her husband and four children in the Za’atari refugee camp and enrolled in UN Women’s cash-for-work programme.
Credits: UN Women/ Christopher Herwig
UN Women provides secure livelihood opportunities to vulnerable Syrian refugee women via cash for work that graduates into work permit employment opportunities or microbusinesses in camp settings. This initiative is generously funded by the Governments of Australia, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, and Japan.
Video credits: UN Women/ Christopher Herwig
- Commemorating the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2018 Campaign, in Jordan.
- UN Women Jordan announces a call for partnership proposals under its 2019 Annual Workplan
- From Where I stand: “A woman who knows her rights and makes decisions for herself is a woman who can conquer the world.”
- “Finally, I have a chance to regain my dignity… and make decisions for myself.”