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Gender Mainstreaming Strategy and Implementation Plan for the Public Security Directorate in Jordan (2021-2024)

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

This Gender Mainstreaming Strategy 2021-2024 (GMS) of Public Security Directorate (PSD) is a security sector policy framework relevant to the Kingdom of Jordan’s current efforts to support national and regional security and stability. The Strategy provides a road map to ensure that global commitments on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and gender equality translate into concrete actions in line with the national priorities such as National Action Plan for the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security 2018-2021 (JONAP), National Strategy for Women 2020-20251, Gender Mainstreaming Policy, Jordan Response Plan for the Syria Crisis 2020-20222 and Comprehensive National Plan for Human Rights 2016-2025.

A study on the impact of COVID19 on health, violence against women and economy in Jordan from a gender perspective

Sunday, February 7, 2021

This study analysed, from a gender perspective, the effects of COVID-19 on health, social and economic aspects in Jordan during the period from March until the middle of the year of 2020. In May 2020, the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan, with support from UN Women, and at the request of the Economic & Social Council, conducted a national survey to identify the impacts of the pandemic through a gender lens in light of the restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the disease.


Sunday, January 31, 2021

Breaking new ground, UN Women partnered with the World Food Programme (WFP) to pilot test the use of blockchain technology to transfer salaries to women enrolled in Oases cash-for-work programmes in Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps, beginning in June 2019. The pilot reached 467 women and has been expanded to all four camp-based Oases in June 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) for the Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security: National Annual Report 2018-2019

Sunday, December 20, 2020

The 2018-2019 JONAP Annual Report captures the first full year of implementation of the Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), for the years 2018-2021. The report details the progress made towards the achievement of the four goals of the JONAP and provides macro level findings and recommendations for each goal.


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

This brief tackles the issue of women’s inclusion in the labor force and the unemployment rates among them, before and after the onset of COVID-19 and the experience of women-led CSOs have had in dealing with indebted women in their community, and offers policy recommendations on how to address indebtedness in Jordan. The research utilizes qualitative data (interviews) from 19 WLCSOs in Jordan, as well as national data on women from the Department of Statistics (DoS) in Jordan.

Jordanian National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 (JONAP) Perception Survey - Gender Roles, Women in Decision Making and Violence against Women Baseline 2020

Monday, November 30, 2020

Within the framework of the Jordanian National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 (JONAP), UN Women developed the Perception Survey on Gender Roles, Women in Decision Making and Violence against Women among the Jordanian population.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

This meta-analysis combines the findings of 50 reports from international organizations, academic institutions, government and NGOs. The reports focus on different topics related to women’s economic participation, presenting an analysis of the main issues’ women face when enter, remain in, or re-enter to the labour force.

Enhancing livelihood opportunities for Jordanian and Syrian refugee women

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Developed jointly by REACH and UN Women, this report identifies, discusses, and analyses the range of enabling factors and challenges faced by working Jordanian and Syrian refugee women. Generously supported by the European Union, through the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syria Crisis, the EU MADAD Fund, as well as the Governments of France and Japan.

Gender and Intersectionality in Rapid Assessments

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

This guidance note seeks to assist policy and programme actors to conduct rapid assessments that are fully responsive to gender and intersectionality. It is focused on three critical steps: the development of assessment surveys/questionnaires, their implementation, the analysis of findings and resulting recommendations.

‘Who holds the microphone?’ Crisis-affected women’s voices on gender-transformative changes in humanitarian settings: Experiences from Bangladesh, Colombia, Jordan and Uganda

Friday, August 14, 2020

This research uses participatory methodologies to explore the experiences of diverse crisis-affected women around gender-transformative change in four humanitarian settings in Bangladesh, Colombia, Jordan, and Uganda. The study provides entry points and recommendations for Grand Bargain signatories to move towards gender-transformative humanitarian action by enhancing women’s meaningful participation in humanitarian responses, and the localization of humanitarian action to women’s rights organizations and self-led groups.

A Pocket Guide for Public Security Directorate Family Protection Department Officers

Sunday, July 19, 2020

This Pocket Guide has been developed to aid Public Security Directorate Family Protection Department Officers in their responses to reports of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and in particular, guide their application of support and assistance during COVID-19 where such services may be stretched, limited, working remotely or finding innovating ways to support complainants.

Annual Report 2019–2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This report tells UN Women’s story over the period 2019–2020. It shares how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls—one of equality and empowerment. Looking forward, we will draw on our full resources and experiences in protecting and advancing the rights of all women and girls. That is what we do and who we are, as a leader, mobilizer, convenor, provider of programmes, and partner for change.

Covid-19 and Women's Economic Empowerment: Policy Recommendations for Strengthening Jordan's Recovery

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Developed by UN Women, this report explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of women’s economic empowerment in the Jordanian context and identifies the relevant policy implications. The Covid-19 Pandemic has been an unprecedented global health crisis, while simultaneously threatening one of the worst global economic crises of our times. The global GDP growth projection by the IMF for 2020 stands at minus 3 per cent, anticipating an economic contraction worse than the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

Jordan National Action Plan on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security- Case Study

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Jordanian National Commission for Women and UN Women Jordan have joined forces to document the process of designing and adopting the JONAP as a best practice and case study that could guide other countries preparing national action plans.

Gender and the Digital Divide in Situations of Displacement: The Experiences of Syrian Refugee Women in Al-Azraq and Al-Za'atari camps

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

This report identifies, discusses, and analyses the range of drivers at the root of the digital gender divide among refugee women in Al-Azraq and Al-Za’atari refugee camps. In so doing, it aims to inform evidence-based interventions by UN Women at their oases centres.


Sunday, May 3, 2020

Developed by UN Women, the overall aim of this rapid assessment was to review the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on beneficiaries of UN Women Oasis centers in camp and non-camp settings. The assessment included questions related to the economic situation; health concerns; safety and access to health services; violence against women; the roles of men and women within the household; and access to education.


Sunday, May 3, 2020

Disease outbreaks and crises including the COVID-19 pandemic affect people differently. Understanding who is most at risk or affected involves focusing on identifying vulnerable groups such as girls and women, people with disabilities, older people, and migrants and refugees. However, there is no such thing as uniform vulnerable groups. Vulnerable persons can belong to more than one group at the same time because people are shaped by a variety of interacting factors and influences. To capture such realities and complexities requires a gender and intersectionality informed assessment of COVID-19. This guideline developed by UN Women, provides a step-by-step guidance designed to produce an in-depth picture of the situation, needs and capacities of women, men, boys and girls of diverse backgrounds to inform recommendations and actions that leave no one behind.


Sunday, May 3, 2020

Developed jointly by the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and UN Women, this report aims to present a critical evaluation of the recent macroeconomic and fiscal policy interventions in Jordan, in particular the tax reform, from a gender perspective. This report is generously funded by the Governments of Finland, France, Iceland, Italy and Zonta International, as well as UN Women National committees.

COVID-19 and Gender: Immediate Recommendations for Planning and Response in Jordan

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Developed jointly by the Jordanian National Commission for Women and UN Women, this document outlines an initial set of recommendations for integrating gender in the COVID-19 planning and response. The recommendations address four main issues; Access to information and health services, Protection, safety and security, Response planning and coordination structures and Economic impact.

Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine

Sunday, March 1, 2020

UN Women and International Labour Organization are implementing a multi-country programme to promote decent employment opportunities for women in Egypt, Jordan, and Palestine by addressing the structural causes of inequalities that women face in the region. While this programme aims to tackle common issues across countries, it will do so by taking into consideration country context specificities. The multi-country programme seeks to address barriers through a comprehensive approach that works both at the macro, meso and micro levels, aiming to enhance productive employment and decent work for women in the region by promoting equitable laws and policies, engaging public, private and community actors, and reducing the uneven burden of unpaid care work. The program will be locally adapted by programme partners and build on global strategies and lessons learned.

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