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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.
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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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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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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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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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On Tuesday, 8 March 2022, the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) hosted virtually through zoom the annual celebration of the international initiative ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’, in cooperation with the International Finance Organization (IFC), UN Women Jordan and the UN Global Compact Jordan...
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UN Women Jordan has launched the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Jordan Network, to enhance the role of the private sector in promoting and advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE).
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UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous made her first official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on 1-2 December 2021. On this occasion, Ms. Bahous met with government authorities, members of the international community, UN officials, civil society organizations and women leaders...
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On Saturday, under the patronage of H.E. Wafaa Bani Mustafa, Minister of State for Legal Affairs and representative of the Inter-ministerial Committee for Women’s Empowerment,  the 2021 edition of the international campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence was launched under the theme “Together to end violence against women in the public and political spheres.” ...
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The Jordan Media Institute (JMI) concluded a project aimed at raising awareness and promote joint advocacy on gender-sensitive reporting on women in the workforce with the goal to foster an enabling narrative in the media for women in the labor market, shedding light on their expertise and vital contribution to Jordan’s economy.
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More than 150 men and women of all ages participated in the ‘Together We March for Women’s Renaissance Marathon’, which was held on Thursday, 30th September 2021 at the Al Hussein Sports City in Amman. The event was organized by the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD)...
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The Standard Chartered Bank in Jordan signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), an initiative by the UN Global Compact and UN Women that aims to promote gender equality in workplaces, labor markets and local communities in addition to drive its positive impact on productivity.
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Arab Army (JAF), in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), launched its first Gender Mainstreaming Strategy covering the period from 2021 to 2024...