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Together with over 100 volunteers, Sweden, Canada and civil society are taking action to make the internet more gender equal.
“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
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.
As extremist groups seize control of territories, women have been forced or coerced into joining them. “Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan,” a new report published by UN Women, reveals how radicalism is impacting women in Jordan and how empowering women is key to preventing the spread of extremist ideologies.
Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
In her statement to mark this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says “if we all work together: governments, civil society organizations, the UN system, businesses, schools, and individuals mobilizing through new solidarity movements, we will eventually achieve a more equal world—a Planet 50-50—where women and girls can and will live free from violence”.
More than 5,000 Syrian women and girls visit ‘Oases’ safe spaces in the Za’atari camp per month, and several hundred have independently earned incomes through UN Women’s work programme in Jordan.