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15,000 women and girls in Gaza will receive life-saving assistance, as a result of a partnership between UN Women and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO). Supported by the Jordan Armed Forces, the first of three cargo planes left Jordan today for Al-Arish, to deliver much needed humanitarian assistance for women and girls in the Gaza strip.
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Amman, Jordan [25/02/2024] - UN Women Jordan and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) partners to further strengthen their partnership in advancing gender equality and women's empowerment in Jordan.
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Azhar Riyati, a married Jordanian with six children, took the initiative to register at the Oasis Centre with the encouragement of her husband. Having transitioned from dedicating all her time to her family, Azhar, who now serves as a trainer at the centre, initially found it challenging to balance her time between the centre and her family commitments. 
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Mariam Al-Gharableh, a Jordanian widow and mother of four, resides in Aqaba, Jordan. Before her enrolment at the Oasis centre, Mariam lacked work experience and had only been engaged in a Hairstyling Training and a Soap and Perfume making course. Her introduction to the Oasis centre came through her relatives. 
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In the heart of Jordan, UN Women's Oasis programme embodies the spirit of this year's 16 Days of Activism theme: "UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls." Nidal Al-Hajjaj, the Programme Manager, and Hadeel Qunaibi, the Protection Officer, along with Najwa Abu-Zaalan, a beneficiary turned trainer, paint a vivid picture of empowerment and transformation.
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In the heart of Jordan, where stories of resilience and empowerment intertwine, three remarkable women resembles the meaning of change, dedication to the cause of gender equality. As we embark on the annual global campaign of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the spotlight turns to these unsung heroes.
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Aisha Al-Hamad, a 37-year-old Syrian woman and mother of five daughters, has a diverse professional background. Previously, she worked as a facilitator at a centre in the camp for students with special needs.
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Isra’a Al-Zarazrah, a 31-year-old Syrian woman, embarked on a transformative journey when she moved to Jordan with her family in 2013. Married with two children, Isra’a sought opportunities to enhance her skills and contribute to her family's well-being.
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Reem Al-Theeb, a 36-year-old mother of five from Dara’a, Syria, currently resides in Zaatari camp in northern Jordan. She moved to Jordan in January 2013, initially fleeing the war and instability in her home country with her children, as her husband couldn't immediately join them. Reem and her family were predicting a short stay in Jordan, it has now been a decade since they left Syria.
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Eman Al-Hariri, a 37-year-old Syrian mother of six children, two of whom have disabilities, faced the challenges of displacement when she arrived in Jordan in 2013 due to the war in Syria.
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Noor Al-Shalabi, a resilient 21-year-old Syrian woman and a devoted mother to her daughter, found relief and opportunity in her journey to Jordan. Having faced the complexities of life, including divorce, Noor embraced the chance to make a fresh start in a new country.
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Layal Al-Khalaf, a 37-year-old Syrian mother of five. She arrived in Jordan in 2013, seeking refuge from the devastating conflict in Syria. Her discovery of the Oasis centre was facilitated by her will to start something new in her life as well as her neighbours, who directed her towards to register at the Oasis centre.
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Jerash – Islam, from Jerash Governorate, north of Amman, is one of the participants in the training of trainers activities within the project: "Empowering Each Other: United for Change"...
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The training-of-trainers activities under the project "Empowering Each Other: United for Change".
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Abeer Abu-Rizeq, a 48-year-old from Jordan, found herself facing challenging circumstances. Divorced and a mother to a 13-year-old child, she previously owned her own shop. However, life took a difficult turn after her divorce, compounded by a health issue that led to the amputation of her right foot. Her transformative journey at the UN Women operated Oasis Centre in Madaba, funded by the European Union through the Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis, the Madad Fund, in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development, reflects the empowering impact of the Oasis centre on vulnerable women's lives.
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Ala’a Al-Kasabreh, a mother of 4 daughters from Jordan and a housewife, discovered the Oasis centre in Madaba through a friend's recommendation and proceeded to apply via the available online link.
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Dua’a Al-Omari, a 38-year-old Jordanian mother of three children, embarked on a transformative journey through the Hairdressing Training programme at the UN Women operated Oasis centre in Madaba. This opportunity allowed her to integrate into the workforce after a pause in her educational journey. Her determination, combined with the support of her family, enabled her to balance her enrolment in the training with her responsibilities at home. This life-changing path was made possible through the Oasis centre, a safe space funded by the European Union through the Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis, the Madad Fund, in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development.
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At the Muwaqqar Oasis Centre in a village located at 30 km south east of the Governorate of the capital Amman, under The Resilience and Empowerment of Vulnerable Women: The Future of Jordan’s Growth and Stability project, funded by the European Union through the Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis, the Madad Fund and in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development, Taghreed Al-Issa's story unfolds. Taghreed embarked on a transformative journey that began when she relocated from war-torn Syria to Jordan in 2013. It all started when Taghreed became a part of the Oasis Centre community, enrolling in a Sewing course that would prove to be the foundation of her transformation.
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The signing of the Agreement reflects the commitment of both UN Women Jordan and Italyto create lasting impact by breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for women to participate effectively in Jordan's political life. Through joint efforts, innovative strategies, and unwavering dedication, the partnership aspires to contribute to a more inclusive and representative political landscape that truly reflects the diverse aspirations of Jordanian society.
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Under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Nayef Stetieh, Minister of Labour, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and UN Women organised an event on Wednesday, 19 October 2022, to launch a report on the impact of COVID-19 on the economic participation of women in Jordan and discuss its main findings and recommendations of a study.