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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...
Finland Minister for Foreign Trade and Development greets Syrian women and children in Azraq UN Women Oasis
Mrs. Anne-Mari Virolainen visited Azraq Refugee Camp on the 9th May, accompanied by UN Women Country Representative Ziad Sheikh. Mrs. Virolaninen joined the women and girls within UN Women Oasis center, the tour highlighted the continuous support and commitment Finland provides to UN Women.
The First Lady of Japan, Her Excellency Mrs. Akie Abe, received a warm greeting from the Syrian women and girls working within the UN Women ‘Oasis 2’
The occasion of the visit allowed H.E Mrs. Abe, to gain a firsthand understanding of UN Women’s work and witness the opportunities that are being provided to women through the continuous support of the Government of Japan.
The French delegation visited Azraq 'Women and Girl’s Oasis,' viewing the multi-sector facilities of the Oasis and foster a discussion with the Women. ...
Stakeholder's celebrate the launch of the Jordanian National Plan to activate UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
On March 21st, 2018, The launch marked the recent implementation of the Jordanian National Plan (JONAP) 2018-2021 to activate UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Security and Peace as a key framework within Jordan. The event marked the commitment of the Prime Minister H.E Dr. Hani Fawzi Al-Mulki, the Jordanian Government's and stakeholder's enhancement of women’s participation in the peace and security sectors within Jordan.
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia announces humanitarian to support food security and women's empowerment
The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove visited Za’atari camp on Thursday, 19th October 2017. During the visit to one of the UN Women’s Oases and World Food Programme’s (WFP) kitchen facilities, the Governor announced his decision to donate 12.5 million in Australian humanitarian aid over the next three years in Jordan. The decision initiated Australia’s...
UN Secretary-General visits UN Women centre in Za’atari refugee camp, his first stop on his visit to Jordan
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan on Tuesday morning, 28 March 2017. Coming ahead of his participation at the Arab Summit (Dead Sea, 23-29 March 2017), this is the first official visit of Mr. Guterres to Jordan and the region in his capacity as UN Secretary-General.
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.