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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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Deemed “the great tragedy of this century” by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees1, the Syria crisis is now extending into its fifth year. Since the outbreak of the conflict in 2011, more than 7.6 million Syrians have become displaced internally and over 4.1 million have fled to neighbouring countries.