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UN Women and World Food Programme harness innovation for women's economic empowerment in crisis situations

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

UN Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) are breaking new ground by using blockchain to assist Syrian refugee women participating in UN Women’s cash for work programmes at the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan. More

Ambassador of Japan Visits Protection Center in Aljoun operated by UN Women and the institute for Family Health

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Ambassador of Japan to Jordan, H.E. Mr. Hidenao Yanagi visited the women and girls’ center operated by UN Women and the Institute for Family Health (IFH) – Noor Al Hussein Foundation in the city of Ajloun. More

Minister of Social Development visits UN Women's Resilience and empowerment centers

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Minister of Social Development, H.E. Ms. Hala Lattouf, visited one of the three ‘Oasis Center for Resilience and Empowerment of Women and Girls’ operated by UN Women in the Za’atari refugee camp. More

Applications are now open for the Global Award for Women’s Empowerment

Monday, April 30, 2018

The call for applications for the Global Award for Women’s Empowerment opened on 1 April 2018 and will run through 31 August 2018 (GMT+3), under the “Apply now” section on the  www.womenglobalaward.org/en . In 2017 UN Women and the Supreme Council for Women in Bahrain announced the Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women’s Empowerment. The award, to be presented every three years, recognizes individuals, organisations, companies and member... More

6TH EDITION OF WOMEN’S FILM WEEK COMMEMORATES POWERFUL STORIES OF WOMEN’S ACTIVISTS

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Held under the esteemed patronage and at the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women), in partnership with the Royal Film Commission, launched the 6th edition of the Women Film Week to mark International Women’s Day under the global theme. 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

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

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

Wednesday, April 27, 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

UN Women launches the 4th Edition of the Women’s Film Week to mark International Women’s Day

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

UN Women launches the 4th Edition of the Women’s Film Week to mark International Women’s Day More

Football camp boosts social cohesion between refugees and host communities in Mafraq, Irbid and Ramtha

Sunday, March 6, 2016

UN Women, in partnership with the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) and Search for Common Ground (SFCG), and in close coordination with the Ministry of Education, held a three-day girls football camp on February 25-27 in Mafraq and on March 3-5 in Irbid and Ramtha as part of the “Empowering Girls While Building Social Cohesion through Physical Education and Sports” project generously funded by Government of Italy and Government of Finland. More

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. More

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’. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

Members of the Arab women parliamentarians network for equality (pioneers) meet to finalize plans and prepare for a regional forum

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Members of the Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality (Pioneers) met from 29-30 July 2015 to discuss the general work plan and the plans of sub-committees. The meeting included agreement to prepare for a regional forum and a publicity campaign towards the end of this year to promote and spread awareness of the network. More

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