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Finding a new normal in the Za’atari refugee camp

19 June 2017

Of Syrian and Jordanian descent, Hadeel Al-Zoubi, 40 years old, is the UN Women Senior Camp Assistant at the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. She joined UN Women in 2013 because she felt compelled to help people caught in the Syrian refugee crisis. More

From where I stand: “With every thread I wove…I was weaving away my sorrows”

28 March 2017

At 47, Emm Ali has experienced immense loss. A Syrian refugee living in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan since 2013, she found a sense of purpose as she joined UN Women’s cash-for-work programme and started weaving carpets. The cash-for-work programme is the largest employer of women refugees in the camp. More

UN Secretary-General visits UN Women centre in Za’atari refugee camp, his first stop on his visit to Jordan

28 March 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan on Tuesday morning, 28 March 2017. Coming ahead of his participation at the Arab Summit (Dead Sea, 23-29 March 2017), this is the first official visit of Mr. Guterres to Jordan and the region in his capacity as UN Secretary-General. More

UNESCO - UN Women Joint Programme - Hospitality trainings

05 March 2017

UNESCO-UN Women Joint Programme “Empowering rural women in Mafraq Governorate”, Photo Credits: UNESCO Amman, 5 March 2017 – 24 women and men from the community of Umm el Jimal (Mafraq Governorate) completed last week the vocational training “Introduction to hospitality” at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts. The training falls within the framework of the UNESCO – UN Women Joint Programme “Empowering rural women in Mafraq... More

Women are Key to Food Security in Rural Jordan

16 February 2017

Irbid, February 13, 2017: Under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat, UN Women and FAO organized an award ceremony recognizing the work of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Hobras village (Bani Kenana, Irbid governorate) in the implementation of the project ‘Promoting Rural Women’s Food Security in Jordan’. Irbid, February 13, 2017: Under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat, UN Women and FAO organized an award ceremony recognizing the work of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Hobras village (Bani Kenana, Irbid governorate) in the implementation of the project ‘Promoting Rural Women’s Food Security in Jordan’. The ceremony... More

Intergovernorate Roundtable in Northern Jordan Proposes a Way Forward for Promoting Rural Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

30 January 2017

Participants in an intergovernorate roundtable discuss issues related to gender, agriculture and climate change Photo Credit: Natalie Davirro. Mafraq Governorate, January 2017 On 30 January 2017, national stakeholders and women from rural communities across Irbid and Mafraq Governorates in the north of Jordan gathered at the Jordanian Engineers Association in Mafraq to discuss the role of women in responding to climate change and the way forward to promote... More

In Jordan, Women More Vulnerable to Effects of Extremism, Says Report

19 January 2017

In Jordan, Women More Vulnerable to Effects of Extremism, Says Report More

Japanese Ambassador Inaugurates the Turkman Neighborhood Health Center Following Its Full Rehabilitation by UN Women

27 September 2016

Irbid, Jordan – September 27, 2016: Held under the esteemed patronage of the Ministry of Health and at the presence of His Excellency Mr. Shunichi Sakurai, the Ambassador of Japan to Jordan, UN Women inaugurated the rehabilitated Turkman Neighborhood Health Center in the northern city of Irbid. Within the framework of the social cohesion and women’s empowerment program, implemented by UN Women and generously funded by the Government of Japan, the health center saw a complete... More

Optimistic Results of Specialized Capacity Building Trainings for Women Candidates

30 August 2016

ordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and the National Coalition, with the support of UN Women, ended a series of trainings to support potential women candidates in the upcoming parliamentarian elections through the campaign on promoting women's political participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections. More

The Jordanian National Commission for Women and UN Women launch the report ‘Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan’

08 August 2016

On July 25th 2016, members of Jordanian and international civil society, government officials, and experts gathered for the launch of the report Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan. More

Empowering women key to preventing extremism in Jordan

27 July 2016

As extremist groups seize control of territories, women have been forced or coerced into joining them. “Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan,” a new report published by UN Women, reveals how radicalism is impacting women in Jordan and how empowering women is key to preventing the spread of extremist ideologies. More

UN Women Jordan organizes a regional training on engaging men and boys in preventing gender based violence

24 July 2016

On 17-19 July 2016, UN Women Jordan organized a training session on engaging men and boys in preventing gender-based violence (GBV) and in gender action planning. The first two days of the training saw the participation of UN Women colleagues from the region, including from Egypt, Palestine and Iraq. In line with UN Women’s mandate to foster gender mainstreaming in the UN System, the last day of the training was dedicated to UN Country Team colleagues. More

Umm El Jimal Rock Art: empowering women, preserving heritage

30 May 2016

Under the Patronage of HRH Princess Tharwat El Hassan, UNESCO and UN Women - in cooperation with The Jordan Museum launched the pilot collection “Umm El-Jimal Rock Art” on 30th May 2016. More

UN Women empowers women in public service to access leadership positions

24 May 2016

UN Women, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Sector Development and the Greater Amman Municipality, launched a series of trainings for women in public service working in the Greater Amman Municipality. More

UN Women's social cohesion and women empowerment program organizes training workshop on "planning and cooperation with local community"

22 May 2016

UN Women organized a two-day training workshop in the Governorate of Zarqa on planning and cooperation with local communities in the field of health services provision. More

Jordanian & Moroccan Parliamentarians exchange views on policy reform on art. 308 of Jordan’s Penal Code

18 May 2016

UN Women, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco to Jordan, organized a roundtable discussion between Jordanian and Moroccan MPs at the Jordanian Lower House to exchange views and good practices regarding the current amendments of the Jordanian Penal Code. Attended by 18 participants, the event represented a positive example of South-to-South cooperation in the MENA region. More

UN Women Director of Programmes visits UN Women Country Office

16 May 2016

On 16 May 2016, the UN Women Director of Programmes, Ms. Maria Noel Vaeze - accompanied by the UN Women Regional Director for the Arab States, Mr. Mohammed Naciri - visited the UN Women Country Office for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. More

Italian and Jordanian MPs shares good practices on legislative reforms in the field of Violence Against Women

02 May 2016

The Embassy of Italy to the Hashemite Kingdome of Jordan, in collaboration with UN Women, hosted an expert round table discussion on violence against women with a special focus on issues of honor killings and stalking while analyzing the effect of violent extremism on gender-based violence. More

UN Women promotes an art exhibition on women and social cohesion in cooperation with Darat al Funun

27 April 2016

UN Women, in cooperation with Darat Al-Funun, contributed to the exhibition titled ‘Linear Transparency’, launched at the Darat Al Funun art gallery on April 23 and open to the public until 6 May 2016. More

More than 6,000 HeforShe Commitments submitted from Jordan

15 April 2016

Jordan has already reached over 6,000 commitments on the HeForShe online platform. Through the campaigns that took place, more than 10,000 offline commitments have been also received and will be soon reflected on the online platform. More

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