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Salam Al-Alo, 27, sought refuge in Jordan in 2013. After working as a site supervisor at the UN Women Oasis Centre in Za’atari Refugee Camp, she continues to volunteer at the place that she believes helped her find herself.
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On behalf of the Public Security Directorate of Jordan (PSD), Brigadier General Dr. Mutasem Abu Shatal, Acting Director of PSD, hosted the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, H.E. Ms. Anniken Huitfeldt, at PSD’s headquarters in Amman on Monday, joined by the Representative of UN Women Jordan, Mr. Nicolas Burniat.
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Nuwwar Naser, 27, joined the UN Women Oasis Centre in Za’atari Refugee Camp as an administrative supervisor to provide for herself and her husband...
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The Jordan National Commission for Women (JNCW), in cooperation with UN Women, held a participatory workshop with 25 private sector companies that are signatories to the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), believing in the importance of public-private partnership in promoting national economic growth by enabling women ...
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On behalf of the Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Women’s Empowerment, Her Excellency Wafa’a Bani Mustafa, Minister of State for Legal Affairs, Dr. Salma Nims, the Secretary General of the Jordanian Commission for Women (JNCW), convened the Programme Board of Jordan’s National Action Plan (JONAP) on the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) on Thursday, 21 July 2022.
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Dozens of young people from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, opinion leaders and representatives from governments and the United Nations launched today in Amman ( Jordan) a new game app called WeRise that aims to promote gender equality. WeRise was developed by youth and for the youth, with more than a hundred of young volunteers from six MENA countries who developed the game’s contents with support from UN Women.
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Driven by a strong belief in the important role women play in any society, The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana, represented by its General Manager, Hala Masaad, signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles Statement of Commitment.
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A roundtable on "Gender Justice and UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security" was held on Monday, 30 May 2022, by ARDD, under the patronage of H.E. Ms. Wafa’a Bani Mustafa, Minister of State for Legal Affairs and Chair of the Inter-ministerial Committee for Women’s Empowerment, and in partnership with the UN Women.
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The Jordan Chamber of Commerce joined the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) community by signing a Statement of commitment to the WEPs Principles. Companies, business associations, stock exchanges, and chambers of commerce and industry join the WEPs community to make a public statement of commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment on a global platform.
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On Sunday, HRH Princess Basma, Chairperson of the Jordanian National Committee for Women (JNCW) and Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, visited the Oasis Centre for women of the local community at the Jabal Bani Hamidah region in Madaba.
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Through her work experience at the UN Women’s Oasis Centre in the Azraq refugee camp, 29-year-old Marwa Barakat has gained confidence, independence and financial stability. The Oasis model for women’s resilience and empowerment was developed by UN Women and the Ministry of Social Development with significant funding and contributions from the European Union, including in the model’s extension to community centres and related policy dialogues.
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Wijdan Al-Abbadi, 38, was born and raised in Iraq Al-Amir, a town in the municipality of Amman, Jordan. With her 18 years of experience as a beautician, she aptly leads the beauty training at the Oasis Centre, encouraging other women in her community to participate in the labour force in order to gain financial and social independence. The Oasis model for women’s resilience and empowerment was developed by UN Women and the Ministry of Social Development with significant funding and contributions from the European Union, including in the model’s extension to community centres and related policy dialogues.
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Amal Mohammad Zyoud, a 35-year-old mother of four, joined the Oasis Centre in the hopes of providing a better education for her children. The Oasis model for women’s resilience and empowerment was developed by UN Women and the Ministry of Social Development with significant funding and contributions from the European Union, including in the model’s extension to community centres and related policy dialogues.
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Discussing gender equality in Jordan can lead to difficult conversations, as Balqees Shahin, a volunteer for the UN Women gender equality campaign HeforShe, has discovered. Marking International Day of The Girl Child on Monday, Ms. Shahin told UN News that online games can help young people to address gender issues.
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Ayat Shhadeh, a 29-year-old mother of two, became a facilitator for the Renewing Hope project in order to support other women who have shared her own experience of undergoing early marriage. Through the project implemented by the Family and Childhood Protection Society (FCPS), supported by the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF), she not only provides for her daughters, but also coordinates activities that offer young women and girls the chance to continue their education, while accessing livelihood opportunities and reproductive health services in their communities.
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Dareen Mahmoud Awad Kamal Daoud, 17, is the Vice-President of the girl's Board of Directors at Towards a Better Tomorrow Association (Nagat), a community-based organization that supports vulnerable women and girls in East Amman and Mafraq to access sexual and reproductive health services, while raising awareness on gender-based violence, with the support of the UN’s Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund.
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With support from UN Women and funding from the European Union, in Jordan, young women are working to build more inclusive, peaceful and cohesive societies where gender-specific needs are met, and women and youth lead in addressing violent extremism.
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UN Women, in partnership with the governments of Jordan and Finland, recently tackled the essential topic of gender, climate, and security in a global side event marking the Sixty-Sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66). The event was conceived with the objective of recognising the linkages between the climate emergency and protection issues related to gender, in addition to serving as an open platform for sharing knowledge and good practices in this regard.
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“Finally, the real contributions of Jordanian women are more visible online.” #WikiGap is a Swedish initiative that gathers people around the world to add more content to Wikipedia about notable women
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Fatoom Mohammad Suwwan, 51, joined the UN Women Oasis Centre in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. Every day, she continues to conquer her physical challenges to provide financial support for her family.