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. More
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The Economic Participation of Women in Poverty Pockets in the Mafraq Governorate, Jordan (Assessment Study)
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.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
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.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Strengthening the Jordanian justice sector’s response to cases of violence against women
Sunday, February 14, 2016
The purpose of this policy paper is to understand the current status of women’s representation and participation in trade unions and professional associations in Jordan, and to identify challenges and opportunities for their engagement, particularly in decision-making positions.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
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.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
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.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
The sixth official periodic report of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has been prepared for submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in fulfilment of international commitments and pursuant to the provisions of article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).