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Gender Discrimination in Jordan

Monday, December 2, 2019

Conducted by the Information and Research Center in partnership with UN Women and generously supported by the Government of Netherlands, the objective of this study is to explore the prevalence and root causes of gender discrimination and patriarchy in Jordan. It examines the extent to which patriarchy is embedded in national legislation and societal practices and provides evidence- based policy recommendations to enhance gender equality in Jordan.

Generation Equality

Sunday, May 5, 2019

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.

Gender Justice & The Law: Assessment of laws affecting gender equality in the Arab States region

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Conducted by UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA, and ESCWA, this study on Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab States Region provides a comprehensive assessment of laws and policies affecting gender equality and protection against gender-based violence in Arab countries. The report is composed of 18 country profiles, each of which maps a country’s key legislative developments and gaps regarding gender justice. This introduction provides an overall summary of these country chapters followed by a...

Unpacking Gendered Realities in Displacement: The status of Syrian refugee women in Jordan (Report)

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Actual and preconceived threats against Syrian female refugees in Jordan are further constraining their movement and increasing their isolation and access to aid.

Unpacking Gendered Realities in Displacement: The status of Syrian refugee women in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq (Brief)

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Displacement and shifting gender roles have aggravated the situation of Syrian female refugees in the region, putting them at critical risk of violence and exploitation.

Women's participation in the agricultural sector, rural institutions and community life.

Monday, October 15, 2018

This study aims to increase the understanding of women's access and participation in the agricultural sector, rural institutions and community life. Between January and July 2017, REACH, in collaboration with UN Women, conducted an assessment on rural women and their role in the agriculture sector in four governorates across Jordan. The assessment sought to improve understanding of rural women’s role in the agricultural sector and of their leadership and community involvement, their specific activities and working conditions as well as challenges to their participation and compensation in the sector.

Rural Women and Climate Change in Jordan (Brief)

Monday, October 15, 2018

The threat of climate change is growing, affecting in particular those countries most prone to drought and desertification. Jordan recognized this risk and has been taking active measures to combat the effects of climate change. Yet in highly exposed rural and agricultural communities, Jordan is missing out on a strategic partnership with women, who have a significant role to play in addressing climate change, building capacities for adaptation and strengthening local community resilience.

RESOURCE BOOK FOR MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN UN COMMON PROGRAMMING AT THE COUNTRY LEVEL

Monday, October 15, 2018

This resource book supports the prioritization and mainstreaming of gender equality issues in UN common programming processes at the country level, in the context of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the 2017 United Nations Development Assistance Framework Guidance. Rather than providing prescriptive guidance, the Resource Book is intended as a practical knowledge tool based on existing guidance combined with field experiences, and as a resource for gender specialists and gender advocates who are responsible for mainstreaming gender into United Nations common programming processes at the country level.

EU-Madad Regional Programme Brief

Thursday, September 27, 2018

This brief provides an overview of the regional programme “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Iraq, Jordan and Turkey”. The Programme is implemented by UN Women with the financial support of the European Union through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis.

UNCT-SWAP GENDER EQUALITY SCORECARD

Sunday, September 2, 2018

The UNCT-SWAP Scorecard is a standardized assessment of UN country-level gender mainstreaming practices and performance that is aimed at ensuring accountability of senior managers and improving UNCT performance.

UN Sustainable Development Framework (2018-2022)

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) 2018-2022 articulates the United Nations System’s leadership role in coordinating the international community’s support for Jordan’s national priorities in close partnership with the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for the coming five years. It translates the comparative advantage of the United Nations System into a strategic and meaningful programme to ensure maximum impact across Jordan’s broad and integrated development, humanitarian, human rights, political and security agenda.

Jordanian National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security 2018 - 2021

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The (2018-2021) Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) for advancing the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325), and its subsequent resolutions, was developed to respond to the country’s latest security and military challenges. It is in line with Jordan’s commitments to promote and respect human rights, justice, equality and participation.

Women's access to basic services in Irbid and Zarqa Governorates (Report)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

This study aims to increase the understanding of the impact of the crisis on women’s access to basic services. Between April and May 2016, UN Women and REACH, with the support of the Government of Japan, undertook an assessment of women’s access to such services, while also looking at their quality. The first study of its kind in Jordan, its main objective is to highlight the need for gender responsive basic services and the impact changes in services have on the lives of...

Jordanian And Syrian Refugee Women's Labour Force Participation and Attitudes Towards Employment (Report)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan hosts 1.4m Syrians, of which 656,198 are registered with UNHCR as refugees as of August 2016, the majority of whom have found refuge in host communities across Jordan, rather than official refugee camps. In host communities, the consequences of such a protracted displacement situation are considerable and have posed challenges for both Syrian refugees and Jordanian hosts. Coping with fluctuating levels of humanitarian assistance, exhausted savings and limited access to legal livelihood opportunities Syrian refugees have been struggling to provide for themselves and their families. Meanwhile, Jordanian host communities have been coping with the consequences of a population increase and resulting intensification of competition over scarce resources and livelihoods opportunities, which have made it increasingly difficult for vulnerable Jordanians to make ends meet.

Women's Access to Basic Services in Irbid and Zarqa Governorates (Brief)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The influx of Syrians in Jordan since the beginning of the Syrian crisis has resulted in increasingly scarce resources, overburdened infrastructure, and growing competition for livelihoods. Currently, development and humanitarian stakeholders have little access to data on how women and girls are impacted by these challenges.

Women Working: Jordanian and Syrian Refugee Women's Labour Force (Brief)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

In February 2016, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, along with a number of international donors, launched the “Jordan Compact” as part of the international community’s response to the ongoing Syria crisis. Central to this political commitment is supporting the resilience and welfare of both Syrian refugees and Jordanian hosts; promising legal access to livelihoods for Syrian refugees; and expanding employment opportunities for both Syrian refugees and Jordanian host...

A National Dialogue on UNSCR 1325 - Women, Peace, and Security in Jordan: A Resolution in Action (Synthesis Report)

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Government of Jordan has committed to accelerating the adoption of a National Action Plan (NAP) on United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNCSR) 1325 passed in 2000 on women, peace and security (WPS) and subsequent resolutions.

Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan (Technical Report)

Monday, July 25, 2016

Radicalization has become a growing concern in Jordan, which remains stable amidst regional tensions but is not immune to radicalization threats. Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan examines the gendered dimensions of radicalization and sheds light on women's and men's perceptions of extremism and its risks and causes in Jordan. This research will inform the development of Jordan's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

The Economic Participation of Women in Poverty Pockets in the Mafraq Governorate, Jordan (Assessment Study)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Economic Participation of Women in Poverty Pockets in the Mafraq Governorate, Jordan (Assessment Study)

UNSC resolution 1325 Global Report

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

تمثل الدراسة العالمية بشأن تنفيذ القرار 1325 جزءًا هامًا من جدول أعمال الأمم المتحدة العالمي للتغيير من أجل خدمة أكثر الأشخاص تعرضًا للخطر في العالم على نحوٍ أفضل. طبقًا لما ذكره الفريق المستقل رفيع المستوى المعني بعمليات السلام للأمم المتحدة، وفريق الخبراء الاستشاري في استعراض عام 2015 لهيكل الأمم المتحدة لبناء السلام، فإن التغييرات في النزاع قد تفوق سرعتها قدرة عمليات السلام للأمم المتحدة على الاستجابةبفعالية. ويجب أن تشمل أية إصلاحات المساواة بين الجنسين وقيادة النساء كمكوِّنات مركزية.

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