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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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On Saturday, under the patronage of H.E. Wafaa Bani Mustafa, Minister of State for Legal Affairs and representative of the Inter-ministerial Committee for Women’s Empowerment,  the 2021 edition of the international campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence was launched under the theme “Together to end violence against women in the public and political spheres.” ...
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After experiencing abuse at the hands of both her husband and her family, Akaber*, 42, was able to break free from violence and become financially independent to provide a better life for her children...
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The Jordan Media Institute (JMI) concluded a project aimed at raising awareness and promote joint advocacy on gender-sensitive reporting on women in the workforce with the goal to foster an enabling narrative in the media for women in the labor market, shedding light on their expertise and vital contribution to Jordan’s economy.
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More than 150 men and women of all ages participated in the ‘Together We March for Women’s Renaissance Marathon’, which was held on Thursday, 30th September 2021 at the Al Hussein Sports City in Amman. The event was organized by the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD)...
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The Standard Chartered Bank in Jordan signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), an initiative by the UN Global Compact and UN Women that aims to promote gender equality in workplaces, labor markets and local communities in addition to drive its positive impact on productivity.
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Arab Army (JAF), in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), launched its first Gender Mainstreaming Strategy covering the period from 2021 to 2024...
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Investing in women’s employment is critical for economic and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, speakers at a UN Talk stressed on Monday.
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with Member States and the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), announced today the appointment of Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN-Women.
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In occasion of the closing ceremony of the project “Institutional Capacity Development for Gender Mainstreaming at MoSD” funded by the Government of Italy through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) and UN Women, the MoSD Secretary General H.E. Dr. Barq Al-Dmour, on behalf of the Minister of Social Development (MoSD) H.E. Ayman Al Mufleh, affirmed that Jordan achieved significant progress in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, in alignment with both its national and international commitments, by adopting key policies, strategies and legislation.
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An intensive training for journalists was launched at the Jordan Media Institute (JMI), engaging 50 practicing journalists with a diversity of experiences in covering women’s issues in all Jordanian media. Through the partnership with UN Women, and with the support of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), JMI will work with a selected group of media professionals to change the way women and gender-related issues are portraited on media outlets and to develop positive stories on women, particularly in the world of work.
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Roa’a Al-Fased, 14, is a member of the girls’ administrative board of Toward a Better Tomorrow Association (Nagat), a community-based organization that supports vulnerable women and girls in East Amman and Mafraq to access sexual and reproductive health services, while raising awareness on gender-based violence, with the support of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund.
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Jana Qudah, 17 years old, leads the communication team at the Jubilee School HeforShe club, the first of its kind in Jordan to engage adolescents on gender equality and women’s empowerment. From equal representation to leadership, Jana is designing creative content to drive the social media conversation on everyday issues facing young men and women.
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Zain Jordan signed the “CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)” produced by UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact. Zain Jordan is considered among the first companies in the region to collaborate with UN Women with the aim to further empower women in the workplace and in the community.
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The Global Compact Network Jordan launched ‘Target Gender Equality’ (TGE), a new initiative to mobilize and support companies in setting and meeting ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership in business.
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UN Women joined inter-agency efforts to implement a ‘Two-Way Communication’ initiative on the COVID-19 vaccine at the community level in Jordan. Hadeel Al- Zoubi, Senior Camp Assistant, is one of UN Women’s 40 staff members, partners and beneficiaries who is fighting misinformation, expanding on the ground community outreach, and engaging vulnerable women in active conversation about the vaccine.
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In the context of strengthening their existing partnership and cooperation, the Department of Statistics (DOS) and UN Women launched a dedicated workshop to review the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the agricultural censuses from a gender perspective.
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Jordan Kuwait Bank (JKB) signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), an initiative by the UN Global Compact and UN Women offering guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community...
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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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Muna Al Rfou is the Director of the Gender Unit at the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD). With the support of UN Women and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), MoSD launched its first action plan to effectively mainstream gender equality and women’s empowerment into national systems and policies. Al Rfou shares how strengthening institutional capacities will enhance services for all communities.