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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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This Report reflects on the ‘progress of the world’s women’ at a critical moment, 20 years after the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing set out an ambitious agenda to advance gender equality. As the global community is defining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the post-2015 era, it takes stock and draws lessons from policy experiences around the world to chart a forward-looking agenda for action.
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The Position Paper captures the outcomes of a comprehensive national consultation process supported by a dedicated UN joint programme titiled ‘Realizing Beijing+20 in Jordan: Women in Action!’, launched on 22 May 2014 with a message from Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal.
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With a projected 80% of the Syrian refugees living outside camps by the end of 2014, the increasing pressure on limited resources in the ‘poverty pockets’ of northern Jordan is likely to heighten tensions between host communities and refugees if programs are not implemented to solve some of the immediate needs across sectors. One priority concern expressed by many participants in the northern regions is a dramatic increase in the cost of basic commodities such as food, rent, clothing and fuel. This is perceived as a direct consequence of the Syrian refugee crisis. Some families reported finding it difficult to provide their children with sufficient meals.