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Jordan’s Public Security Directorate (PSD), in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), launched its first Gender Mainstreaming Strategy (2021-2024)...
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The Economic and Social Council, in collaboration with UN Women Jordan, launched a study titled "The impact of COVID-19 on health, violence against women and economy in Jordan from a gender perspective" during a virtual conference held under the patronage H.E. Eng. Musa Al-Maaita, the Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs and Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Women’s Empowerment...
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Ala’a Mohammed Abdelaziz, 31 years old, is a facilitator at the Arab Women Organization for the UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning programme in Al-Taibeh, Kerak. Passionate about knowledge sharing, she is helping vulnerable women to fill the gaps in their education and grab the opportunity they need to fulfil their potential and earn an income.
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Samar Muhareb is the Chief Executive Officer of Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD), a Jordan-based NGO she co-founded in 2008 in response to the Iraqi refugee crisis. Through ARDD, she works to promote and protect human rights in the Arab world. ARDD is also a UN Women long-standing partner on efforts to promote the role of women and women-led organizations in building peace.
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“I have been a community leader for the past 2 years. During this pandemic, I am in constant contact with the women and girls in my community. We mainly use phone calls, WhatsApp messages and groups.
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Under the patronage of His Excellency Eng. Mousa Maaytah, Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs and Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Women’s Empowerment, the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), in partnership with the National Team for Family Protection against Violence and its partners, launched the activities in commemoration of the international advocacy campaign ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’...
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The Permanent Mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations (UN), in partnership with the Governments of Canada, Norway, Finland, Spain and United Kingdom, hosted a side event on national leadership for the holistic implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 at the margins of the UN Security Council annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security.
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To mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) and the Public Security Directorate (PSD) held a high-level digital conference under the theme of “Leadership for Gender Responsive Security Sector Reform.” The event was organized ...
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Seven women’s community-based organizations launched a series of advocacy campaigns on women’s empowerment across seven districts of Tafilah, in western Jordan, with one hope: to empower marginalized women and girls in their local communities.
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As part of the Making Every Woman and Girl Count initiative, the Department of Statistics (DOS) and UN Women are working towards the implementation of a roadmap to increase the availability, accessibility and use of quality gender data in Jordan. On 9 September, UN Women organized an introductory workshop...
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In 2020, the Ministry of Social Development (MOSD), with technical assistance from UN Women, developed its first institutional capacity development action plan to effectively mainstream gender equality and women’s empowerment into national systems and policies. To operationalize the plan, ...
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The Jordanian government participated in the high-level meeting held on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China, in 1995 that led to the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action , which remains the most visionary and comprehensive roadmap for advancing women's rights globally...
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Nadia Al Obaydien, 45, struggled with severe health problems for six years and, as of this year, became a cancer survivor. Determined to set out on a new journey and eager to learn new skills, Al Obaydien enrolled as a poly-agriculture trainee in the Oasis center run by the Ministry of Social Development and UN Women in Tafilah with the support of the European Union...
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First Lieutenant Ohood Al-Manaseer, an Investigative Officer at the Family Protection Department (FPD) under the Public Security Directorate (PSD). Since joining the department in 2007, Lt. Al-Manaseer has worked to ensure survivors have 24-hour access to social, administrative, and medical services that they require and remains by their side throughout, including accompanying them to hospital and court hearings.
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In light of the unprecedented global crisis that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Jordan adopted an increased set of measures to prevent and respond to the health crisis, which included extended lockdowns and restriction of movement. Despite the unprecedented circumstances, women like Siham Al Qatameen and Nadia Ahmad Al-Obaydien have been working to inspire their local communities to become resilient, assist the most vulnerable and unite in the face of the pandemic.
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In a joint effort to accelerate financial inclusion and promote gender-responsive financial services, the Housing Bank, in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), hosted a workshop on best practices for reaching women entrepreneurs through gender-responsive services.
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Under the Patronage of His Excellency Ziad Fariz, Governor of the Central Bank, UN Women, in collaboration with Aya Consultancy, organised a dialogue on an assessment on the financial needs of women entrepreneurs in Jordan. The assessment provides recommendations to governing bodies and financial institutions in the kingdom for increasing financial inclusion of women. The assessment was developed in partnership with Aya Consultancy as part of a UN Women’s programme generously supported by the European Union, through the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syria Crisis, the EU MADAD Fund.
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The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), in collaboration with UN Women and UNDP, started the implementation of a dedicated programme to enhance women's participation in the upcoming elections to form Jordan’s 19th Parliament through a series of workshops aimed at building the capacities of potential women’s candidates and empower them to run in the parliamentary election, which will be held on 10 November 2020.
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Captain Layaly Al-Athameen, 37 and mother of two children, is a Senior Officer for the Public Security Directorate, serving as one of the 51 International Peacekeeper from Jordan currently deployed under the United Nations (UN) - African Union Hybrid Operation, UNAMID, in Darfur, Sudan.
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During these uncertain circumstances, the voice of the activists at the forefront of supporting their communities is more important than ever. Youth action in fostering dialogues and collecting ideas is critical to building back peaceful, resilient and more sustainable communities. This International Day of Peace, we hear from the young women activists in Jordan who are on the ground working to promote women's and youth participation in peace and security in their communities. This year also...