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Gender Justice & The Law: Assessment of laws affecting gender equality in the Arab States region

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Conducted by UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA, and ESCWA, this study on Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab States Region provides a comprehensive assessment of laws and policies affecting gender equality and protection against gender-based violence in Arab countries. The report is composed of 18 country profiles, each of which maps a country’s key legislative developments and gaps regarding gender justice. This introduction provides an overall summary of these country chapters followed by a... More

Unpacking Gendered Realities in Displacement: The status of Syrian refugee women in Jordan (Report)

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Actual and preconceived threats against Syrian female refugees in Jordan are further constraining their movement and increasing their isolation and access to aid. More

Unpacking Gendered Realities in Displacement: The status of Syrian refugee women in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq (Brief)

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Displacement and shifting gender roles have aggravated the situation of Syrian female refugees in the region, putting them at critical risk of violence and exploitation. More

Rural Women and Climate Change in Jordan (Brief)

Monday, October 15, 2018

The threat of climate change is growing, affecting in particular those countries most prone to drought and desertification. Jordan recognized this risk and has been taking active measures to combat the effects of climate change. Yet in highly exposed rural and agricultural communities, Jordan is missing out on a strategic partnership with women, who have a significant role to play in addressing climate change, building capacities for adaptation and strengthening local community resilience. More

Women's participation in the agricultural sector, rural institutions and community life.

Monday, October 15, 2018

This study aims to increase the understanding of women's access and participation in the agricultural sector, rural institutions and community life. Between January and July 2017, REACH, in collaboration with UN Women, conducted an assessment on rural women and their role in the agriculture sector in four governorates across Jordan. The assessment sought to improve understanding of rural women’s role in the agricultural sector and of their leadership and community involvement, their specific activities and working conditions as well as challenges to their participation and compensation in the sector. More

Jordanian National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security 2018 - 2021

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The (2018-2021) Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) for advancing the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325), and its subsequent resolutions, was developed to respond to the country’s latest security and military challenges. It is in line with Jordan’s commitments to promote and respect human rights, justice, equality and participation. More

Women's access to basic services in Irbid and Zarqa Governorates (Report)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

This study aims to increase the understanding of the impact of the crisis on women’s access to basic services. Between April and May 2016, UN Women and REACH, with the support of the Government of Japan, undertook an assessment of women’s access to such services, while also looking at their quality. The first study of its kind in Jordan, its main objective is to highlight the need for gender responsive basic services and the impact changes in services have on the lives of... More

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

Sunday, March 12, 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's Access to Basic Services in Irbid and Zarqa Governorates (Brief)

Sunday, March 12, 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

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

Sunday, March 12, 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

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

Monday, August 15, 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)

Monday, July 25, 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)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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

UNSC resolution 1325 Global Report

Wednesday, March 30, 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)

Thursday, March 17, 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

Sunday, February 28, 2016

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

Status of Women’s Participation in Jordan’s Trade union and Professional Association (Policy Paper)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The purpose of this policy paper is to understand the current status of women’s representation and participation in trade unions and professional associations in Jordan, and to identify challenges and opportunities for their engagement, particularly in decision-making positions. More

Progress of the world’s women 2015-2016

Sunday, May 3, 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

Jordan Position Paper on the Beijing+20 review and appraisal process (Technical Report)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Position Paper captures the outcomes of a comprehensive national consultation process supported by a dedicated UN joint programme titiled ‘Realizing Beijing+20 in Jordan: Women in Action!’, launched on 22 May 2014 with a message from Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal. More

Jordan‘s sixth national periodic report to the CEDAW committee (Report)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The sixth official periodic report of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has been prepared for submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in fulfilment of international commitments and pursuant to the provisions of article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). More

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