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Monday, May 20, 2019
To provide women with a safe space where they can escape, bond and deal with the trauma they’ve experienced as survivors of gender-based violence, the JWU is using music as a tool for empowerment and stress relief. Over the course of six months, 20 women accessing the hotline or the Centre’s protection services will follow two weekly two-hour musical therapy sessions, as well as practical and theoretical musical training sessions. Women are selected on the basis of interest and most have no prior musical background.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Safiyah Abd El Ghafar and Duha Adnan are among the 43 per cent of Syrian refugee female-headed households in Jordan. To provide a livelihood for their families, these two women utilized the skills and business capacities they acquired at UN Women’s Oasis Centre to start their own micro-businesses.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Taibeh, Karak Governorate. H.E. Mrs. Basma Mousa Ishaqat, Minister of Social Development, in collaboration with UN Women and with the generous support of the Government of Australia, inaugurated the ‘Oasis Center for Resilience and Empowerment of Women and Girls’ in the Community Center located in Taibeh...
Thursday, April 11, 2019
UN Women Jordan invites Civil Society Organizations, Women’s grassroots, local and community-based organizations and NGO's to submit proposals for the second call for Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund 2019.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
On the first day of his official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the President of Italy, Mr. Sergio Mattarella, visited the ‘Oasis Center for the resilience and empowerment of women and girls’ operated by UN Women in the Za’atari refugee camp.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Ziad El Hawaja, a Syrian refugee and advocate for the elimination of gender-based violence, is using his voice as a tool to stand up for women in the Za’atari Refugee Camp. Hawaja is an active participant in regular awareness sessions organized by UN Women and the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD)...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Lana had been shy throughout her childhood, even hesitating to answer questions or participate in class. But now, she has grown and begun to find her voice – and she intends to use it.
Friday, March 8, 2019
"Are you committed to taking the stand for Gender Equality?" The question passing through the lips of HeForShe advocates and reverberating throughout the entire Kingdom of 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. In 2014, UN Women launched the HeForShe campaign; calling all men and boys to commit to the global movement...
Monday, March 4, 2019
Held under the esteemed patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal, UN Women - in partnership with the Royal Film Commission and in collaboration with the Artistic Director Ms. Ghada Saba - is pleased to announce the 7th edition of the Women’s Film Week (8-11 March 2019) to commemorate International Women’s Day.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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. In 2018, Bahram enrolled in the beautician and project management courses provided by the Jordanian National Forum for Women (JNFW) in partnership with UN Women and with the generous support of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund. Now, Bahram is an enthusiastic owner of her own thriving home-based salon in Hashmi Shamali, East Amman.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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. It’s a special business-starting gift that students were awarded after completing the cosmetology training as part of the cash-for-work programme at UN Women’s Oasis Centre. Mansour, 35, entered the beautician...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), a long-standing partner of UN Women, announced a significant contribution of 70 million Swedish Krona (USD $7.64 million) to a regional programme on “Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine”. The programme seeks to support women to benefit from opportunities for better jobs, security at workplaces, equal access to professional development, social protection for families...
Sunday, February 10, 2019
The Himmitkum Association is a local non-profit organization funded and established by the women of Al-Hasa, a remote area located a two-hour drive South of Amman. Its members have been working to address some of the socio-economic challenges faced by women living in the village, including the lack of local transportation services and daycare facilities.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
SADAQA, in partnership with UN Women and Bank al Etihad, organized a multi-stakeholders roundtable discussion on tax incentives for childcare support within the framework of approved amendments to Article 72 of the Labour Law.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
On behalf of the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz, the Minister of Interior, H.E. Mr. Samir Moubayed, launched the implementation of Jordan’s National Action Plan on UN Security Council resolution 1325 (JONAP) on Women, Security and Peace during a national conference organized by Government of Jordan and UN Women, in partnership with the Embassies of Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom (Dead Sea, 6-7 February 2019).
Monday, February 4, 2019
When: Wednesday, 6 February, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Thursday, 7 February, 10.00am – 3.30pm. Where: King Hussein bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea, Jordan Held under the esteemed patronage of the Prime Minister of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Omar Razzaz, the Government of Jordan - in partnership with UN Women and with the generous support of the Governments of the Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain, and United Kingdom – is convening a regional conference to discuss critical issues...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The Arab Women’s Organization (AWO), a grantee of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, runs two women’s centres to respond to the unmet needs of women and girl survivors of violence; serving both Syrian refugees and the local Jordanian community.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The United Nations’ gender equality entity puts spotlight on public services, income security, safe spaces and technology to advance progress for women and girls
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Held under the esteemed patronage and at the presence of the Minister of Labor, H.E. Mr. Samir Murad, Education for Employment (EFE-Jordan) in partnership with UN Women and with the generous support of the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis (the"Madad Fund") and the Governments of Japan and France, organized a graduation ceremony for 100 women who benefitted from job training and job placement and career direction, programmes in late 2018. ...
Monday, December 10, 2018
This year, UN Women Jordan, partners, NGO’s, CSO’s and the Jordanian public joined efforts to inspire social mobilization through a host of public events and activities in the country for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign under the theme " Speak Up… Harassment is a Crime.” The 16 day campaign commenced on the 25 th November and ran to the 10 th December, with over 300 dedicated awareness raising activities and related initiatives...