What we do

UN Women supports the economic empowerment of Jordanian women, with a special focus on poverty pockets, rural areas and the ICT sector. UN Women is also awarding best practices and policies among the private sector through the Gender Equity Seal. Learn more

By promoting the concept of gender-responsive budgeting, UN Women advocates for better monitoring tools and inclusive policies in financing gender equality. Learn more

UN Women empowers women to participate in municipal and parliamentarian elections and trains the youth to become advocates for women’s rights in their communities. Learn more

UN Women engages the civil society in Jordan and various national partners in preventing and combating violence against women. Learn more

Youth and Civic Engagement Through the Spring Forward for Women Regional Programme for the Economic & Political Empowerment of Women in the southern Mediterranean Region, UN Women supported youth civic engagement in the framework of leadership and public participation, particularly in decision making and local development. This has facilitated the creation of four youth councils in Irbid, Zarqa, Madaba and Karak. More than 60 members of the councils have been active in their community... Learn more

UN Women’s recovery and resilience work in Jordan supports Jordanian nationals and refugees through the provision of economic opportunities as an entry point for gender equality and the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence. Learn more

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by 193 world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit officially came into force. Learn more

In intergovernmental forums at the United Nations, Member States come together to debate and seek agreement on global gender equality norms and standards. Learn more

When different parts of the multilateral system act together, they can deliver greater results—and maximize the use of scarce resources. Within the UN system, UN Women is mandated to lead, promote and coordinate efforts to advance the full realization of women’s rights and opportunities. Learn more