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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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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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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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Promoting youth’s engagement, leadership and active contribution to advance gender equality and the role of women, particularly young women, in peace and security is one of the key pillars of Jordan’s National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (JONAP) on Women, Peace and Security. The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and UN Women – with the support of the Governments of Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom...
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P hoto credit: UN Photo /  Gregorio Cunha The Elsie Initiative Fund, a UN Trust Fund, announced today that Jordan’s Public Security Directorate (PSD) will receive funding to support their project to increase uniformed women’s participation in UN peace operations, including in leadership roles. The PSD’s project will focus on constructing a dedicated women’s training and accommodation facility to enhance the skills of women police officers and increase the...
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Today, Thursday, the Jordanian Armed Forces - the Arab Army signed an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding with UN Women for a period of two years. The agreement was signed by Brigadier General Eng. Bassam Al-Falih, Director of Planning and Organization, on behalf of the General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces, and Ms. Aisha Mukhtar, UN Women Deputy Representative.
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As part of the Making Every Woman and Girl Count initiative, the Department of Statistics (DOS) and UN Women are working towards the implementation of a roadmap to increase the availability, accessibility and use of quality gender data in Jordan. On 9 September, UN Women organized an introductory workshop...
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In 2020, the Ministry of Social Development (MOSD), with technical assistance from UN Women, developed its first institutional capacity development action plan to effectively mainstream gender equality and women’s empowerment into national systems and policies. To operationalize the plan, ...
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UN Women hosted a national dialogue on 24 June to discuss emerging trends and evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan on women’s economic empowerment and participation in the labour market. The dialogue gathered members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Women’s Empowerment, civil society organizations, parliament representatives, the private sector, academia, members of the international community under the Gender Partners Coordination Group and UN agencies.
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As governments respond to the global COVID-19 crisis under huge pressures to act fast, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Asa Regner, calls on leaders and decision-makers to answer 10 key questions about how their responses and policies will include and impact women and girls
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A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, the social impact of the Corona Virus is hitting women hard, around the world. Globally, women make up 70 per cent of workers in the health and social sector, and they do three times as much unpaid care work at home as men. As first responders, frontline health workers, primary care givers at home and community mobilizers, women are at increased risk of exposure to the virus. They are also playing a disproportionate role in responding to the disease.
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Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Omar Razzaz, the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Women’s Empowerment, in partnership with the House of Representatives - represented by the Women Parliamentary Caucus, the Women and Family Affairs Committee, the Coalition of Women Members of Parliament from Arab Countries to Combat Violence against Women, organized the national conference "Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan".
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UN Women, in partnership with the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), has developed a strategic cooperation framework with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the National Center for Curriculum Development (NCCD) in order to support gender mainstreaming into the national education system, with the specific aim to promote the role of women in peace processes and in the security sector as an initial step in the long-term process of ensuring gender equality in the new curriculum framework for Jordan.
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Within the framework of the Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) for the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2018-2021), the General Director of the Judicial Institute in Jordan, Judge Ihssan Barakat and the UN Women Jordan Representative, Mr. Ziad Sheikh signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation in the fields of empowering women judges, developing gender sensitive curricula, strengthening judges’ and court staff’s capacities in handling cases of gender-based violence and building personal skills of both males and females judges.
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Arab Women’s Legal Network (AWLN), in partnership with UN Women, has recently launched a comprehensive guideline to enhance the judicial sector response to and management of cases of gender-based violence in Jordan. Encompassing key references to national laws as well as global best practices, the ‘Legal Framework for Dealing with Cases of Domestic Violence,’ provides a set of operating procedures and guidance for justice sector personnel, decision makers and other relevant practitioners, with the aim of promoting coherence in the justice sector while enhancing the quality of services provided to survivors in line with national policies and international standards.
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Rami AlSamhouri, HeForShe Advocate from Jordan. Photo: UN Women/Mohmed Ezz Rami AlSamhouri, Is a marketing student at Al-Zaytoonah University in Jordan. He is a certified trainer on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) after receiving specialized training from UNESCO. He is also a youth delegate at the National Coalition for UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. He's in charge of managing the Jordan clubs of the HeForShe movement.  Since the adoption...
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The UN Women Jordan Country Office, in partnership with the Nordic Center for Gender in Military Operations (NCGM), organized a study visit for representatives of Jordan’s Security Sector Agencies to Sweden (Stockholm, 22-27 September 2019), in order to share best practices in integrating gender perspectives into security sector’s operations, tactics and strategies.