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Assessment of the Status of Gender Statistics in Jordan

Thursday, September 30, 2021

This assessment aims to provide a well-informed basis for the design of Making Every Woman and Girl Count (Women Count) programme interventions in Jordan, which will be aligned with the three programme pillars: enabling environment for gender statistics, data production, data use...

Gender Mainstreaming Strategy for Jordanian Armed Forces - Arab Army 2021-2024

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

This Gender Mainstreaming Strategy 2021-2024 (GMS) of the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) is a military sector national policy framework relevant to the Kingdom of Jordan’s current efforts to support national and regional security and stability. The Strategy provides a policy framework on the implementation of the commitments on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)...

Women's Informal Employment in Jordan: Challenges Facing Home-Based Businesses During COVID-19

Thursday, May 20, 2021

This brief explores women’s participation in the informal labor market, with a focus on home-based businesses before and during the COVID-19 crisis. The brief offers policy recommendations guided by insights from women-led and women-focused civil society organizations (CSOs)...

Women's Financial Vulnerability: Challenges Women Face with Debt and Loans

Thursday, May 20, 2021

In August 2020, ARDD collected data from 506 women in Jordan to gauge their financial situation, particularly the impact COVID-19 has had on their financial status including debt. The analysis of the data, combined with information and insight from the 19 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) ...


Monday, April 19, 2021

This Personal Guide is a joint effort by the Public Security Directorate and Jordanian Armed Forces to support women selected for peacekeeping roles in United Nations (UN) missions. The purpose of the Guide is to assist in preparing you, as peacekeepers ...

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 ...

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.

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