Hemayati: Promoting Women and Girls' Health and Well-being


Awareness raising session on early marriage held at Jordanian Women's Union center in Hitteen. Photo credits: UN Women/ Christopher Herwig

Period: 2015-2016

Budget: 1,343,359 US$

Donor: Government of Norway

Project Goals:

  • SGBV survivors are ensured safe and confidential access to non-stigmatizing psychosocial support, legal aid and case management through community-based approaches.
  • SGBV survivors are ensured increased access to quality health and reproductive health services adapted to their age and gender.
  • SGBV survivors are protected from further harm and have safe and confidential access to shelters.
Through the support of the Governments of Norway, UN Women - in partnership with UNFPA and UNICEF - implements the second phase of the joint project “Hemayati: Promoting Women and Girls’ Health and Well-being” . The project is also implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), Ministry of Health (MoH) and partner NGOs including the Jordanian Women Union and Un Ponte Per (UPP). The project’s overall aim is to increase sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) survivors’ access to comprehensive lifesaving protection services, including health, psychosocial and legal services. Building on a successful first phase (2013-2014), the second phase of the project is being implemented in five governorates of Jordan (Amman, Irbid, Zarqa, Mafraq and Maan) benefiting from the expertise of all participating UN agencies and partners. The objective is to bring all the services necessary for women and girls who have experienced violence in a one-stop shop to ensure that they receive quality, survivor-centered support when they need it most.