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United Nations Secretary-General appoints Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN-Women

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with Member States and the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender...

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Mr. Ziad Sheikh, UN Women Jordan Representative, H.E. Dr. Barq Al-Dmour, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Social Development, Dr. Emilio Cabasino, Director of AICS Amman, and participants at the closing event of the project “Institutional Capacity Development for gender mainstreaming at Ministry of Social Development”. Photo: Ministry of Social Development/Walied Al-Sarayrah
Closing ceremony of the “Institutional Capacity Development for Gender Mainstreaming for the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD)”

In occasion of the closing ceremony of the project “Institutional Capacity Development for Gender Mainstreaming...

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The Jordan Media Institute and UN Women work with the media to promote women’s economic empowerment

An intensive training for journalists was launched at the Jordan Media Institute (JMI), engaging 50 practicing journalists...

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RAPID ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON VULNERABLE WOMEN IN JORDAN. Photo: UN Women/ Lauren Rooney
In Focus: Rapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Women in Jordan

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.  

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Before the lockdown went into effect, a UN Women beneficiary gets her iris scanned, allowing her to buy groceries at the Sameh Mall Supermarket in Azraq refugee camp, Jordan. Photo: UN Women/Lauren Rooney
Using technology to assist vulnerable Syrian refugees during COVID-19 lockdown

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.

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Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future
Generation Equality

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. 

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Twelve small actions with big impact for Generation Equality

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.