Taking steps and leaps to tackle gender inequalities
Teaching young women about social cohesion, participation and leadership by engaging women through sports and life-skills activities, to enhance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Learn more
World Humanitarian Day
On World Humanitarian Day, we share the story of Rawan Majali, whose soul is impassioned through her work as a UN Women Field Officer. Learn more
Strengthening resilience, investing in passion: Zonta International Foundation and UN Women empower women across Jordan
Zonta International Foundation delegation gained a first-hand insight into UN Women’s work in Jordan Learn more
Mentoring programme pairs budding Syrian and Jordanian entrepreneurs
UN Women partnered with Mowgli to implement a mentoring programme that will empower 200 women refugees and Jordanian entrepreneurs... Learn more
President of the UN General Assembly, received a warm welcome in Jordan
Syrian refugee women led the President on a tour inside the UN Women Oasis Center, explaining services and activities available... Learn more
“I am a female Community Leader raising women’s awareness and advocating for their rights.”
Torfah Ahmad utilizes her position as a female Community Leader to advocate for the rights of Syrian refugees Learn more
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.
With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them. More
Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Explore a selection of these women and learn what the reality still is today for many women and girls worldwide. More
Ninety world leaders have made concrete commitments and firm pledges to overcome gender equality gaps at, and since, a historic event co-hosted by UN Women and the People’s Republic of China: the “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action.” More
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
UN Women provides secure livelihood opportunities to vulnerable Syrian refugee women via cash for work that graduates into work permit employment opportunities or microbusinesses in camp settings. This initiative is generously funded by the Governments of Australia, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, and Japan.
Video credits: UN Women/ Christopher Herwig
- Over sixty women graduate from the ‘Mentoring for Success Programme’, launching their micro-businesses across Jordan.
- From where I stand: “I want to change the perception on women working in the security sector and build women up”
- From where I stand: “It’s time to empower women and ensure their participation in peace and security processes”
- NEW GENDER STATISTICS PROGRAMME TO INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY AND USE OF QUALITY DATA ON WOMEN IN JORDAN
- Jordan security sector agencies visit the Nordic Center for Gender in Military Operations to share good practices on gender mainstreaming into security section reform