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Advocacy and laws confront trafficking across the Arab States

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A three-year anti-trafficking programme supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is boosting legal enforcement against the crime in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco.

Consultations on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 concludes in Amman

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), in partnership with UN Women and with generous support from the Government of Japan, will hold the concluding dialogue on the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security today.

UN Women launches study on justice sector’s response to violence against women

Sunday, February 28, 2016

UN Women launched today the study ‘Strengthening the Jordanian’s Justice Sector Response to cases of Violence against Women’.

Mapping of NGOs working on Violence Against Women in Jordan

Monday, February 8, 2016

Violence against women (VAW) is one of the key areas of intervention of UN Women in Jordan. In this respect the UN Women Jordan country office is preparing a directory of NGOs involved in VAW in order to identify potential partners.

UN Women launches programme to facilitate women’s access to public services and enhance community cohesion

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

UN Women, in cooperation with the Government of Jordan, is supporting enhanced access to essential public services for more than 1000 women and men in Irbid and Zarqa.

Friday notes, issue n.9

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The official newsletter of UN Women Jordan Friday notes, issue n.9

Voices of women survivors of violence: Alaa’s “wedding”

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Two years after her marriage at 15, Alaa already has a little girl and a husband and a baby on the way. They live together in a small caravan in the Zaatri Refugee Camp in Jordan, where she can’t fit a bed.

Voices of women survivors of violence: Alaa’s “wedding”

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Two years after her marriage at 15, Alaa already has a little girl and a husband and a baby on the way. They live together in a small caravan in the Zaatri Refugee Camp in Jordan, where she can’t fit a bed.

UN Women trains Jordanian peacekeepers to address gender-based violence

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

UN Women Jordan is supporting the Government of Jordan to ensure that its deployments of peacekeepers are equipped to address and combat sexual violence in conflict.

UN Women awards participants of anti-gender based violence training in preparation of job placement

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

UN Women Jordan awarded around fifty women from the Governorate of Mafraq who successfully completed a two-weeks training on gender based violence.

Orange the world to end violence against women

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The UN Country Team in Jordan in collaboration with the Petra Archaeological Park lit the UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site of Petra in orange, responding to the call to action of the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign.

16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign kicks off in Jordan

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), the Jordanian National Commission of Women (JNCW), the UN Country Team in Jordan, the USAID Takamol - Gender Program, and the Netherlands Embassy in Amman held a joint press conference to launch the 2015 edition of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign in Jordan.

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Friday, November 20, 2015

In her statement to mark this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says “if we all work together: governments, civil society organizations, the UN system, businesses, schools, and individuals mobilizing through new solidarity movements, we will eventually achieve a more equal world—a Planet 50-50—where women and girls can and will live free from violence”.

UN Women and WFP Unveil Expansion of ‘Oasis for Women and Girls’ – Safe Space in Za’atari Refugee Camp

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have joined forces to support refugee resilience in Za’atari refugee camp. Nearly 80,000 of the Syrians who have escaped the conflict in Syria have sought shelter at Jordan’s largest refugee camp, Za’atari, where UN Women and WFP are working together to provide economic empowerment programmes for women and girls.

Cash-for-work programme empowers Syrian refugees

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

More than 5,000 Syrian women and girls visit ‘Oases’ safe spaces in the Za’atari camp per month, and several hundred have independently earned incomes through UN Women’s work programme in Jordan.

Turn words into action involving women for lasting peace

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

We have recently celebrated the peace deal struck between the Government in Colombia and the main rebel group. The deal represents the clearest sign yet of a possible end to five decades of conflict.

UN Women Jordan fosters jobs opportunities for women and girls in Mafraq, Irbid and Zarqa

Thursday, October 1, 2015

UN Women Jordan has launched the program ‘Services to improve the socio-economic well-being of vulnerable Jordanian women in host communities in Al Mafraq, Irbid and Zarqa Governorates’ to boost employability and civic engagement opportunities for women and girls, aged 18-26, in the targeted poverty pockets and host communities.

Jordan Steps It Up! For gender equality

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Some 80 world leaders made concrete commitments and firm pledges to overcome gender equality gaps at a historic event co-hosted by UN Women and the People’s Republic of China: the “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action.

UN Women Jordan trains members of trade unions on women’s leadership ahead of general elections

Monday, August 31, 2015

Under the framework of the regional EU-funded programme ‘Spring Forward for Women’, UN Women Jordan – in partnership with the Jordanian National Commission for Women – organized a series of trainings on women’s participation and leadership for members of trade unions and professional associations.

UN Women commits to better include youth in the discourse on peace and security

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security brought together academics, international community leaders and young people from around the world to debate a new international agenda on youth, peace and security.

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