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Meet the Syrian women taking the big LEAP

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... More

Women of Al-Hasa grab the wheel to drive the initiative of change for women’s access to transportation and daycare facilities

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. More

Women’s centres in Jordan support refugee and Jordanian women

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.   More

16 ways, 16 Days: Your guide to ending violence against women

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

16 ways, 16 Days: Your guide to ending violence against women More

Community centres at the forefront of protection, prevention and response services to vulnerable women and girls in Jordan

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dunya Khalil* and Basma Hamed* are both survivors of domestic violence. Living in a rural area, with limited livelihood opportunities and confronted with the need to provide for their children, they found protection support and counseling services at the women and girls’ centre in Ajloun operated by the Institute for Family Health and UN Women, with the generous support of the Government of Japan. More

Everything you need to know about gender equality at the United Nations General Assembly

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A guide to the global gender equality agenda at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 73), who will be there and what’s at stake More

Empowerment through employment for Syrian refugee women in Jordan

Friday, August 10, 2018

1.3 million refugees are currently hosted by Jordan, a country that continues to demonstrate humanitarian leadership in the Syrian refugee crisis. In 2012, UN Women opened its first Oasis— a centre for refugee women and girls to access emergency aid and specialized gender-based violence services at Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan. Over time, the scope and impact of the Oasis model has expanded to encompass multi-sectoral services that build women’s resilience and empowerment. Currently, UN Women operates four Oasis centres in two Jordanian camps: Za’atari and Azraq. More

International Girls in ICT Day, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The ICT sector presents tremendous opportunities for women. It’s slated to become a very big chunk of the job market, with an estimated 90 per cent of jobs soon requiring ICT skills. But for women to seize these opportunities equally as men, we have to tackle the gender stereotypes and biases that prevent them from pursuing or making it big in STEM-related fields. 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

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. More

Friday notes, issue n.9

Thursday, December 17, 2015

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

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

Friday Notes, issue n.7

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The official newsletter of UN Women Jordan. Friday notes, issue n.7 More

Friday Notes, issue n.6

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The official newsletter of UN Women Jordan More

Friday Notes, issue n.5

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The official newsletter of UN Women Jordan More

Friday Notes, issue n.4

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The official newsletter of UN Women Jordan More

Friday Notes, issue n.3

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The official newsletter of UN Women Jordan More

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