Ask an Advocate: What does it mean to advocate for gender equality in Jordan?
Jordan is taking the lead in the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality in the Arab region, with over 30,000 commitments collected from men and women. Learn more
From where I stand: “Be strong, don’t give up and unleash your potential.”
Manal Barham, 35, led most of her life balancing with her role as a wife and a mother, she never believed she would have the chance to become the working woman she had always dreamt of becoming. Learn more
Meet the Syrian women taking the big LEAP
Nestled in the heart of Jordan’s sprawling Za’atari refugee camp, Rania Mansour sweeps the locks of hair off the floor of her home beauty salon and wipes down the salon chair, which she has carefully preserved since it was provided to her by UN Women. Learn more
Launch of the implementation of the Jordanian National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325
Held under the Patronage of the Prime Minister: partners convened to commemorate the launch of the implementation of Jordan’s NAP on UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Learn more
Over 100 young women graduate from professional development trainings
Held under the esteemed patronage and at the presence of the Minister of Labor, Jordanian and Syrian women celebrate their graduation from the “Economic Empowerment Program for Women in Jordan” initiative. Learn more
“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
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