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Under the esteemed patronage of HRH Princess Basma bint Talal, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and in partnership with the The Royal Film Commission Jordan - RFC and with the artistic direction of Ghada Saba, filmmaker and TV presenter and the generous support of our partners, UN Women Jordan announced the 12th edition of the Women's Film Week. The brochure for the film week has information about the films that were screened at 6:00 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. between Monday, 15 April 2023 and Saturday, 20 April 2024 at the Rainbow Theater in Jabal Amman.
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In 2023, UN Women continued to champion the empowerment of vulnerable women in Jordan through the transformative OASIS Model. This initiative, supported by the European Union's Regional Trust Fund 'Madad', has been pivotal in advancing gender equality and women's rights.
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UN Women developed these Guidelines in partnership with a range of key stakeholders, including the Government, Women’s Empowerment Principles signatories from the private sector, the Jordanian National Commission for Women, civil society, associations of employers and employees and development partners.
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Taghreed Al-Issa's journey of transformation began in 2013 when she moved from war-torn Syria to Jordan, settling in Al-Muwaqqar, a village southeast of Amman. Drawn by affordable rent, Taghreed's life took a significant turn when she joined a sewing course at the Muwaqqar Oasis Centre, part of a broader initiative aimed at empowering vulnerable women in Jordan.
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The transformative programme, ‘Resilience and Empowerment of Vulnerable Women: The Future of Jordan’s Growth and Stability’, is a strategic initiative designed to enhance the lives of Syrian refugee and vulnerable Jordanian women and girls.
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The analysis of the various outcome areas reveals both positive developments and areas requiring further attention in the International Actors-Local and National Actors (IA-LNA) localisation relationship dynamics. While progress has been made in implementing accountability systems and supporting community-led projects, power differentials persist and need more mitigation, and efforts should be focused on contextualizing agreements, integrating, and empowering LNAs, and involving them in decision-making processes.
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Abeer Abu-Rizeq, a 48-year-old woman from Jordan and mother of a 13-year-old, faced hardships after her divorce and the amputation of her right foot. Her life changed positively through her involvement with the UN Women-operated Oasis Centre in Madaba. This centre, funded by the European Union Trust Fund ‘Madad’ and in partnership with Jordan's Ministry of Social Development, focuses on empowering vulnerable women.
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Dua’a Al-Omari, a 38-year-old Jordanian mother of three children, embarked on a transformative journey through the Hairdressing Training programme at the UN Women operated Oasis centre in Madaba. This opportunity allowed her to integrate into the workforce after a pause in her educational journey.
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Nesreen arrived in Jordan at the beginning of 2013. “We got here through Za’atari camp [where we stayed] for 2 years. I came here from Syria with my 3 girls and, when we were at the camp, I got pregnant with Aya.” Aya was born with epilepsy. Nesreen and her family had to leave the camp, and resettle in El Karak, where treatment for Aya is available.
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Under the esteemed patronage of HRH Princess Basma bint Talal, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and in partnership with the The Royal Film Commission Jordan - RFC and with the artistic direction of Ghada Saba, filmmaker and TV presenter and the generous support of our partners, UN Women Jordan is pleased to announce the 11th edition of the Women's Film Week to celebrate International Women's Day #IWD2023 under this year’s theme: "DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. The brochure for the film festival has information about the films to be screened at 6:00 PM and at 8:00 PM between Monday, 13 February 2023 and Saturday, 18 February 2023 at the Rainbow Theater in Jabal Amman.
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Amid the pandemic, 60-year-old Nawal Saed Mohammed, a Syrian refugee and family's sole provider, now shares her 45-year tailoring expertise at the UN Women Oasis Centre in Za’atari, aiding women's skill-building and independence with EU's Madad Fund support.
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HRH Princess Basma, Chairperson of the Jordanian National Committee for Women and Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, recently visited the Oasis Centre in Jabal Bani Hamidah, Madaba. The visit spotlighted the efforts of the Oasis Centres, a collaborative initiative between the Ministry of Social Development and UN Women, in empowering Jordanian women, including Syrian refugees.
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IMAGES Jordan is a comprehensive piece of research aimed at building an understanding of men’s and women’s attitudes and practices related to gender equality in Jordan.
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This study examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s employment in Jordan, while investigating employers’ willingness to hire women and women’s motivation...
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Wijdan Al-Abbadi, a 38-year-old beautician from Iraq Al-Amir, Jordan, uses her 18 years of experience to head beauty training at the Oasis Centre. This initiative, aimed at empowering local women through work, is part of a resilience program developed by UN Women and Jordan's Ministry of Social Development, funded by the European Union.
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With the adoption of the Minimum Set of Gender Indicators (a set of qualitative and quantitative indicators covering national norms and laws on gender equality and spanning dimensions such as education, employment, health, rights of women and girls...
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HRH Princess Basma, Chairperson of the Jordanian National Committee for Women and Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, recently visited the Oasis Centre in Jabal Bani Hamidah, Madaba.
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The brief explores how gender and intersectionality were taken into account in the Takaful program that gave access to National Aid Fund during the pandemic. It builds on the local communities' understanding of vulnerability and aims to improve access to available assistance...
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The brief explores the understanding of the concept of vulnerability by local communities and by the Takaful program, run by the government of Jordan during the COVID-19 pandemic. It aims to build a better understanding of vulnerability by all stakeholders, to improve vulnerable groups' access to assistance...
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The brief explores the local communities' understanding of the procedures enabling access to cash assistance provided by the government of Jordan during COVID-19 and makes recommendations that aim to improve access to aid programs during crises...