The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway. UN Women undertook a rapid assessment on the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable women in Jordan.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing measures, UN Women is providing urgent support, information and essential services to more than 5,700 Syrian refugees in Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life.
Change isn’t just about big headline moments, legal victories and international agreements: the way we talk, think, and act every day can create a ripple effect that benefits everyone. As we usher in the new decade and take stock of global progress on women’s rights, join us, as Generation Equality, in getting to gender equality through these simple everyday actions.
Aniesa highlights her experience during her enrollment in the UN Women incentive-based volunteerism programme in the Oasis Center for Resilience and Empowerment of women and Girls’ the Taibeh Center in Karak, in Jordan.
A special tour of UN Women’s ‘Oasis Center for Resilience and Empowerment of Women and Girls’ with Baheera, a Syrian refugee woman living with her husband and four children in the Za’atari refugee camp and enrolled in UN Women’s cash-for-work programme.
Credits: UN Women/ Christopher Herwig