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This year, UN Women Jordan, partners, NGO’s, CSO’s and the Jordanian public joined efforts to inspire social mobilization through a host of public events and activities in the country for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign under the theme " Speak Up… Harassment is a Crime.” The 16 day campaign commenced on the 25 th November and ran to the 10 th December, with over 300 dedicated awareness raising activities and related initiatives...
Sport as a Vehicle for Social Change and Empowerment, UN Women and Generations for Peace Announce New Partnership
UN Women and Generations For Peace today announced a new partnership to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment using sport as an effective driver of social cohesion and civic engagement. Within this framework, more than 600,000 vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian refugee youth will be engaged in sport-based activities designed to promote a greater understanding of resilience and empowerment from a gender-sensitive perspective. Running till 2019, the initiative will target 300 public...
The Jordanian National Commission for Women and UN Women launch the report ‘Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan’
On July 25th 2016, members of Jordanian and international civil society, government officials, and experts gathered for the launch of the report Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan.
United Nations Secretary-General and World Bank Director visit UN Women's centre in Zaatari refugee camp
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim visited Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, accompanied by a delegation of senior UN officials.
UN Women's launches Training Workshop to Strengthen the Capacity of Social Worker to create "Safe Spaces" for Women in Host Communities
UN Women Jordan launched a series of trainings in the Governorates of Irbid and Zarqa to build the capacity of local NGOs’ social workers to create safe spaces of psychological support for Jordanian and Syrian women and girls.
Violence against women (VAW) is one of the key areas of intervention of UN Women in Jordan. In this respect the UN Women Jordan country office is preparing a directory of NGOs involved in VAW in order to identify potential partners.