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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

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.


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.

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.

Gender development needs in Tafilah (Baseline Report)

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Conducted by the Information and Research Center in partnership with UN Women and generously supported by the Governments of Finland, France, Iceland, Italy and Zonta International Foundation, this baseline report examines the gender development needs of the governorate of Tafilah with a specific focus on each of the seven districts of Tafilah.

Empowering the women of Tafilah through gender advocacy and civic engagement

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Conducted by the Information and Research Center in partnership with UN Women and generously supported by the Governments of Finland, France, Iceland, Italy and Zonta International Foundation, the impact assessment highlights the work undertaken under the project, "Empowering the Women of Tafilah through Gender Advocacy and Civic Engagement” was to enhance civic engagement by creating a local, grassroots community of women who are able to advocate for the gender needs of their communities and have the knowledge and skills to hold local policy and decision makers accountable when their policies and development plans lack gender sensitivity.

Legal Framework for Dealing with Cases of Domestic Violence

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Produced by the Arab Women's Legal Network in partnership with UN Women Jordan and generously supported by the European Union under the Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (MADAD) and the Governments of France and Japan, the objective of the guideline is to enhance the judicial sector response to and management of cases of gender-based violence in Jordan. Encompassing key references to national laws as well as global best practices, the ‘Legal Framework for Dealing with Cases of Domestic Violence,’ provides a set of operating procedures and guidance for justice sector personnel, decision makers and other relevant practitioners, with the aim of promoting coherence in the justice sector while enhancing the quality of services provided to survivors in line with national policies and international standards.

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

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Produced by the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and UN Women in partnership with Magenta Consulting Firm and generously supported by the Governments of Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, this strategy document outlines the communications approach that will be followed to build awareness of and support for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security through the Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) 2018-2021.

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...

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