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Women's Access to Basic Services in Irbid and Zarqa Governorates (Brief)

12 March 2017

The influx of Syrians in Jordan since the beginning of the Syrian crisis has resulted in increasingly scarce resources, overburdened infrastructure, and growing competition for livelihoods. Currently, development and humanitarian stakeholders have little access to data on how women and girls are impacted by these challenges. More

Jordanian And Syrian Refugee Women's Labour Force Participation and Attitudes Towards Employment (Report)

12 March 2017

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan hosts 1.4m Syrians, of which 656,198 are registered with UNHCR as refugees as of August 2016, the majority of whom have found refuge in host communities across Jordan, rather than official refugee camps. In host communities, the consequences of such a protracted displacement situation are considerable and have posed challenges for both Syrian refugees and Jordanian hosts. Coping with fluctuating levels of humanitarian assistance, exhausted savings and limited access to legal livelihood opportunities Syrian refugees have been struggling to provide for themselves and their families. Meanwhile, Jordanian host communities have been coping with the consequences of a population increase and resulting intensification of competition over scarce resources and livelihoods opportunities, which have made it increasingly difficult for vulnerable Jordanians to make ends meet. More

Women Working: Jordanian and Syrian Refugee Women's Labour Force (Brief)

12 March 2017

In February 2016, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, along with a number of international donors, launched the “Jordan Compact” as part of the international community’s response to the ongoing Syria crisis. Central to this political commitment is supporting the resilience and welfare of both Syrian refugees and Jordanian hosts; promising legal access to livelihoods for Syrian refugees; and expanding employment opportunities for both Syrian refugees and Jordanian host... More

Women's Engagement in Peace, Security and Recovery in Jordan (Brief)

16 August 2016

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) supports its national partners, the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), to deliver on the commitments of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCr) 1325 (2000). More

Violence Against Women (Brief)

16 August 2016

Sexual and Gender-based violence (SGBV) remains a private and sensitive issue for survivors and their families in Jordan. 24 per cent of Jordanian women aged between 15 and 49 years, experience physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Only four in ten women (41 per cent) who have ever experienced any form of physical or sexual violence have sought help from any source. In addition, 13 per cent of women did not seek help but told someone about their experience. The remaining 47 percent of women did not either seek help or informed anyone about the abuse. More

Women's Economic Empowerment in Jordan (Brief)

16 August 2016

UN Women supports women’s comprehensive economic empowerment – including through the integration of interventions to build social and political empowerment - through skills building, job placement, micro-finance and social entrepreneurship engagement paired with normative work to enable upstream policy research and advocacy. Community-level interventions target Jordan’s most vulnerable women – namely widows, young women, female-headed households, women living in rural areas and disabled women, with a focus on those in communities hosting large numbers of refugees. To address empowerment holistic approach, programming mainstreams life skills and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) awareness and referrals, taking a whole-of-community approach, understanding the importance of building alliances with male community members and family to achieve gender equality objectives. More

Restoring Dignity: Programming in Refugee Camp Settings - Jordan (Brief)

16 August 2016

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) supports the empowerment of female Syrian refugees living in Jordan. This is done through a safe space model, which UN Women has been operating in Za’atari refugee camp since its inception in late 2012, and in Azraq camp beginning early 2016. The overall aim of these spaces is to utilize economic empowerment as an entry point for social and political empowerment – including reducing violence against women. Syria refugees are supported through increased access to economic opportunities and meaningful engagement in community life, putting in place the foundational cornerstones for the present and future enjoyment of their rights. More

Promoting Social Cohesion and Gender Equality in Jordan (Brief)

16 August 2016

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) supports the Government of Jordan to address the impact of the Syria crisis by providing targeted support to communities in Jordan hosting large numbers of Syrian refugees. 85 percent of Syrians in Jordan live outside of the refugee camps, placing pressures on Jordan’s social services and economy. To this end, UN Women programmes aim to address trigger points for conflict – namely overextended service delivery and unemployment – while also bringing communities together to promote dialogue, trust building and collective understanding. More

Advocacy and Communication (Brief)

16 August 2016

The UN Women Country Office for Jordan has been at the forefront of advocacy efforts to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Jordan – with a special focus on inspiring social mobilization among the youth. To this end, several tools, channels and visibility incentives have been put in place. More

Access To Justice (Brief)

16 August 2016

Violence against women (VAW) and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations worldwide, without any social, economic or national boundaries. Ending violence against women and increasing Women’s access to justice is one of UN Women’s key priorities in Jordan and around the world. One of three women in Jordan have become victim of physical violence at least once since the age of 15 and nearly one in ten women have experienced sexual violence . Women’s access to justice plays an integral part in reducing gender-based violence (GBV) and in enhancing women’s legal empowerment in Jordan. More

UN Women's Programming: Syria Crisis Response in Jordan (Brief)

16 August 2016

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) supports the Government of Jordan to address the impact of the Syria crisis on Jordan and to promote gender equality in humanitarian action and resilience programming through a portfolio of interventions focused on economic recovery and combating violence against women. The overall aim of UN Women’s refugee crisis-focused programming is to empower Syrian women refugees, through increased access to opportunities, services and meaningful engagement in community life, to put in place the foundational cornerstones for the present and future fulfillment of their rights. More

A National Dialogue on UNSCR 1325 - Women, Peace, and Security in Jordan: A Resolution in Action (Synthesis Report)

15 August 2016

The Government of Jordan has committed to accelerating the adoption of a National Action Plan (NAP) on United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNCSR) 1325 passed in 2000 on women, peace and security (WPS) and subsequent resolutions. More

Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan (Technical Report)

25 July 2016

Radicalization has become a growing concern in Jordan, which remains stable amidst regional tensions but is not immune to radicalization threats. Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan examines the gendered dimensions of radicalization and sheds light on women's and men's perceptions of extremism and its risks and causes in Jordan. This research will inform the development of Jordan's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. More

The Economic Participation of Women in Poverty Pockets in the Mafraq Governorate, Jordan (Assessment Study)

13 April 2016

The Economic Participation of Women in Poverty Pockets in the Mafraq Governorate, Jordan (Assessment Study) More

UNSC resolution 1325 Global Report

30 March 2016

تمثل الدراسة العالمية بشأن تنفيذ القرار 1325 جزءًا هامًا من جدول أعمال الأمم المتحدة العالمي للتغيير من أجل خدمة أكثر الأشخاص تعرضًا للخطر في العالم على نحوٍ أفضل. طبقًا لما ذكره الفريق المستقل رفيع المستوى المعني بعمليات السلام للأمم المتحدة، وفريق الخبراء الاستشاري في استعراض عام 2015 لهيكل الأمم المتحدة لبناء السلام، فإن التغييرات في النزاع قد تفوق سرعتها قدرة عمليات السلام للأمم المتحدة على الاستجابةبفعالية. ويجب أن تشمل أية إصلاحات المساواة بين الجنسين وقيادة النساء كمكوِّنات مركزية. More

Restoring dignity and building resilience (Technical Report)

17 March 2016

Deemed “the great tragedy of this century” by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees1, the Syria crisis is now extending into its fifth year. Since the outbreak of the conflict in 2011, more than 7.6 million Syrians have become displaced internally and over 4.1 million have fled to neighbouring countries. More

Strengthening the Jordanian justice sector’s response to cases of violence against women

28 February 2016

Strengthening the Jordanian justice sector’s response to cases of violence against women More

Gender mainstreaming in UN coordination (Brief)

22 February 2016

The United Nations Country Team in Jordan composed by 17 agencies, funds, and programmes represents the main forum of dialogue to inspire high-level coherence on women’s empowerment and gender equality in inter-agency efforts. The guiding framework under which the UNCT operates in Jordan is the United Nations Assistance Framework (UNAF 2015-2017). UN Women is actively promoting gender equality instances in the various inter-agency coordination mechanisms established to support the UNAF implementation. More

Publication Brochure (Brief)

22 September 2015

Established in December 2012, the UN Women Country Office for Jordan works in close collaboration with the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the UN Country Team and the Civil Society to advance the women’s national agenda, promote women’s empowerment and gender equality. More

Progress of the world’s women 2015-2016

03 May 2015

This Report reflects on the ‘progress of the world’s women’ at a critical moment, 20 years after the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing set out an ambitious agenda to advance gender equality. As the global community is defining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the post-2015 era, it takes stock and draws lessons from policy experiences around the world to chart a forward-looking agenda for action. More

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