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UN Women inaugurates it's first 'Oasis for Women and Girls' in the Azraq Refugee Camp

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Azraq Camp, Jordan. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) launched its first ‘Oasis for Women and Girls’ in the Azraq refugee camp. More

European Union - UN Women partnership bolsters efforts in response to Syrian crisis

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Pursuing joint efforts against Gender-Based Violence, the EU and UN Women today launched a women´s rights and empowerment programme aiming at strengthening the resilience of Syrian women and girls and host communities in Iraq, Jordan and Turkey. This is the first agreement with UN Women under the EU Regional Trust Fund – “MADAD”. This integrated programme aims to reach 60,000 people in need, predominantly women living in situations characterised by... More

Survivors find hope in women's centres across Jordan

Thursday, November 16, 2017

“I was jailed at the age of 16. My charge? I was homeless because my family didn’t want me.” That’s how Maysam Hamed*, now 37 years old, first found herself in crisis, and locked up in Al Jawaideh, the women’s prison in Jordan. More

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia announces humanitarian to support food security and women's empowerment

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove visited Za’atari camp on Thursday, 19th October 2017. During the visit to one of the UN Women’s Oases and World Food Programme’s (WFP) kitchen facilities, the Governor announced his decision to donate 12.5 million in Australian humanitarian aid over the next three years in Jordan.  The decision initiated Australia’s... More

Finding a new normal in the Za’atari refugee camp

Monday, June 19, 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”

Tuesday, March 28, 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

Tuesday, March 28, 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

Sunday, March 5, 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

Thursday, February 16, 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

Monday, January 30, 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

Thursday, January 19, 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

Tuesday, September 27, 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

Tuesday, August 30, 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’

Monday, August 8, 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

Wednesday, July 27, 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

Sunday, July 24, 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

Monday, May 30, 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

Tuesday, May 24, 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"

Sunday, May 22, 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

Wednesday, May 18, 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

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