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Take Five: “Enhancing women’s economic situation would trigger a ripple effect”

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ghadeer Khuffash is a women’s rights activist with years of experience in education, vocational training and workforce development. She is now the CEO of Jordan Education for Employment (JEFE), a non-profit organization with a presence across the Middle East and North Africa that trains youth, places them in jobs in the private sector and provides micro-entrepreneurship training. More

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

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

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

Finland Minister for Foreign Trade and Development greets Syrian women and children in Azraq UN Women Oasis

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mrs. Anne-Mari Virolainen visited Azraq Refugee Camp on the 9th May, accompanied by UN Women Country Representative Ziad Sheikh. Mrs. Virolaninen joined the women and girls within UN Women Oasis center, the tour highlighted the continuous support and commitment Finland provides to UN Women. More

The First Lady of Japan, Her Excellency Mrs. Akie Abe, received a warm greeting from the Syrian women and girls working within the UN Women ‘Oasis 2’

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The occasion of the visit allowed H.E Mrs. Abe, to gain a firsthand understanding of UN Women’s work and witness the opportunities that are being provided to women through the continuous support of the Government of Japan. More

The French Delegation visit UN Women 'Women and Girls' Oasis' in Azraq refugee camp

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The French delegation visited Azraq 'Women and Girl’s Oasis,' viewing the multi-sector facilities of the Oasis and foster a discussion with the Women. ... More

UN Women Jordan took part in the 4th Annual Celebration of the "Ring Bell for Gender Equality” initiative hosted by the Amman Stock Exchange and IFC Bank Group

Monday, March 12, 2018

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, 61 bell ringing celebrations took place globally from March 5th-13th, UN Women Jordan took part in the 4th Annual Celebration of the "Ring Bell for Gender Equality” initiative hosted by the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) and IFC Bank Group in partnership with UN Women Jordan. More

Former President of Finland, H.E Tarja Halonen visits UN Women Oasis 2 in Za'atari camp

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Former President of Finland, H.E Tarja Halonen toured the UN Women Oasis 2 within the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan on Tuesday morning, 20th February 2018. The visit enabled Mrs. Halonen to recognize the positive results due to the continued support on a multitude of projects that the Government of Finland provides to UN Women. 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

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

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

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

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

United Nations Secretary-General and World Bank Director visit UN Women's centre in Zaatari refugee camp

Sunday, March 27, 2016

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim visited Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, accompanied by a delegation of senior UN officials. More

UN Women supports marginalized women to “Spring Forward” towards new economic empowerment milestones in Jordan’s rural areas

Sunday, March 13, 2016

To support women’s access to the economy and labour market, UN Women and JRF partnered with eight community-based organizations for the provision of micro-credit and business startup related technical assistance. 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 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

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

UN Women award women’ microfinance projects in Al-Mafraq Governorate under the EU funded project “Spring Forward”

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

UN Women today awarded twenty women living in the poverty pockets of the Governorate of Al Mafraq, who successfully started their microfinance projects after receiving loans earlier this year from UN Women. More

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