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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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Within the framework of joint efforts in the field of social protection and to support survivors of violence, the Public Security Directorate (PSD) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) strengthened their partnership to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, mitigate its impact and to protect the community from virus transmission. With the generous support of the Governments of Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom...
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From refugee camps to urban settlements and rural communities, Jordan has provided refuge to more than 1.3 million Syrians since 2011. 1 Eighty-six per cent of Syrian refugees live below the poverty line and half of the refugee population are women and girls . 2  In 2012, UN Women opened its first Oasis Centre in the Za’atari refugee camp as a safe space for...
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Safiyah Abd El Ghafar and Duha Adnan are among the 43 per cent of Syrian refugee female-headed households in Jordan. To provide a livelihood for their families, these two women utilized the skills and business capacities they acquired at UN Women’s Oasis Centre to start their own micro-businesses.
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The Minister of Social Development, H.E. Ms. Hala Lattouf, visited one of the three ‘Oasis Center for Resilience and Empowerment of Women and Girls’ operated by UN Women in the Za’atari refugee camp.
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The ICT sector presents tremendous opportunities for women. It’s slated to become a very big chunk of the job market, with an estimated 90 per cent of jobs soon requiring ICT skills. But for women to seize these opportunities equally as men, we have to tackle the gender stereotypes and biases that prevent them from pursuing or making it big in STEM-related fields.
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In celebration of the International Women’s Day 2018, UN Women joined forces with Sweden’s embassies around the Arab States region and with hundreds of youth volunteers to convene a series of edit-a-thons to promote knowledge of women and their experiences through the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia
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“I was jailed at the age of 16. My charge? I was homeless because my family didn’t want me.” That’s how Maysam Hamed*, now 37 years old, first found herself in crisis, and locked up in Al Jawaideh, the women’s prison in Jordan.
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UNESCO-UN Women Joint Programme “Empowering rural women in Mafraq Governorate”, Photo Credits: UNESCO Amman, 5 March 2017 – 24 women and men from the community of Umm el Jimal (Mafraq Governorate) completed last week the vocational training “Introduction to hospitality” at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts. The training falls within the framework of the UNESCO – UN Women Joint Programme “Empowering rural women in Mafraq...
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Irbid, February 13, 2017: Under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat, UN Women and FAO organized an award ceremony recognizing the work of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Hobras village (Bani Kenana, Irbid governorate) in the implementation of the project ‘Promoting Rural Women’s Food Security in Jordan’. Irbid, February 13, 2017: Under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat, UN Women and FAO organized an award ceremony recognizing the work of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Hobras village (Bani Kenana, Irbid governorate) in the implementation of the project ‘Promoting Rural Women’s Food Security in Jordan’. The ceremony...