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The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), in collaboration with UN Women and UNDP, launched the first training program for members of the National Team of Trainers that will be deployed to support women's participation in the upcoming elections to form Jordan’s 19th Parliament.
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Safwa Islamic Bank recently hosted a training programme for the bank's employees focusing on gender issues and financial services, as part of the bank’s strategy to support national efforts towards financial inclusivity and highlighting the central role played by women in the financial sector.
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On World Humanitarian Day (WHD), 19 August, we commemorate humanitarian workers across the world. This year's WHD comes as the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Across Jordan’s communities, women humanitarians have taken the lead to support vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees to overcome these unprecedented circumstances.
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The Ministry of Youth, UNFPA, UNDP and UN Women, in collaboration with the National Youth Peace and Security 2250 Coalition in Jordan, held an event on Thursday to celebrate International Youth Day 2020, under the global theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action”.
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Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) increased gender-responsive services to assist citizens and respond to the pandemic in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and with a specific focus on fostering a gender-sensitive environment at the Governorate level during the lockdown.
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Kathleen Bury is a women's empowerment advocate and the Chief Executive Officer of Mowgli—a social enterprise dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs and organizational leaders through holistic mentoring. Mowgli Mentoring partnered with UN Women to implement a mentoring programme that supported 200 women refugees and Jordanian entrepreneurs across Jordan, with the generous support of the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis (the"Madad Fund”).
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Miriam Tawfiq, has always sought to defy traditional and cultural barriers and this saw her take on a not so conventional path into the male dominated plumbing sector. A certified plumber, she shares why she established her own plumbing business, ‘The Maximum Challenge,’ in Zarqa. Eager to empower other women entrepreneurs, Tawfiq became a professional business mentor through the ‘Mentoring for Success’ programme delivered with the generous support of the European Union...
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Inter-Ministerial Committee on Women’s Empowerment held the annual Programme Board meeting on the implementation of Jordan’s National Action Plan (JONAP) on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security at the presence of the Chairperson of the Committee, His Excellency Eng. Musa Al-Maayta, Minister of Parliamentary and Political Affairs, and His Excellency Dr. Wissam Rabadi, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation.
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The Social Security Fund Investment Fund (SSIF) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) began today their work under the Women’s Career and Professional Development Programme to build the capacity of  SSIF and Social Security Corporation  female staff to access senior roles, responsibilities and leadership positions where 17 female employees will participate and continue for 5 days. The program that is executed...
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To commemorate the 10th anniversary since the establishment of UN Women, we asked our staff to share their experience in working to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment and what supporting vulnerable women in Jordan means to them.
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The Government of Japan is partnering with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) to increase protection referrals, awareness raising on gender-based violence, and psycho-social support vulnerable Syrian refugee women and girls. Through the UN Women’s Oasis centers located in the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps, access to essential services will be complemented by life-sustaining assistance to...
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Fueling resilience, sparking empowerment and igniting leadership, discover our ten-year journey in working alongside inspirational women, men and youth to advance the women’s national agenda and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Jordan.  A road to investing in women’s economic empowerment, promoting policy development, strengthening peace and security and responding to humanitarian crises.
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Under the framework of Jordan’s National Action Plan (JONAP) implementing the UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, the Government of Jordan, with the support of the Jordanian National Commission for Women and UN Women, launched a ‘Digital Forum on Women in Media and Gender-Sensitive Reporting During the COVID-19 Pandemic’.
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UN Women hosted a national dialogue on 24 June to discuss emerging trends and evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan on women’s economic empowerment and participation in the labour market. The dialogue gathered members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Women’s Empowerment, civil society organizations, parliament representatives, the private sector, academia, members of the international community under the Gender Partners Coordination Group and UN agencies.
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Samaher, 35, a Syrian refugee woman living in the Za’atari camp, has made it her goal to raise awareness among other women about protection and legal services available in the camp. In the context of protracted displacement, the uncertainty on where to seek help in case of need is another important layer of complexity to violence for vulnerable women. Restrictions of movement due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak further aggravated refugees’ capacity to access legal services. UN Women and the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) work to ensure that vulnerable women like Samaher have information and knowledge of how to access protection and legal services during the crisis and confinement. Today her outreach goes beyond the camp.
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Ten years since the start of the conflict, with more than 5.6 million people fled Syria to neighboring countries and Jordan is currently hosting more than 747,031 Syrian refugees. Women and girls have been disproportionately affected by the conflict and displacement, and they are now facing additional challenges due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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The smell of freshly baked pastries lingers in the air of the HealthyKitchen in the Azraq refugee camp. Leena Ahmed Al-Faraj, 25, a Syrian refugee from Der Zoor, has just finished her six-hour shift, baking healthy meals that will be packaged and distributed to 10,000 children in the six schools of the Azraq camp.
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Every year on 20 June we commemorate World Refugee Day, and celebrate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees across Jordan. This year, we bring you the voices of women refugees and those who work with them. Join us as we stand together #WithRefugees.
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After fleeing the war in Syria in 2015 to find safety in Jordan, Hadeel Dohs*had to face domestic violence within the four walls of her own home. Managing to escape into the night, she finally found peace and hope in Azraq refugee camp, where she is rebuilding her life through her new role as a childcare teacher and accessing protection services offered in the UN Women Oasis center.
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The Za’atari refugee camp is home to 76,378 refugees, of which 19,243 are school-age children. To support parents and children to continue their education during the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Women increased the number of Syrian refugee teachers enrolled in the Oasis’ incentive-based volunteer programme. One of them is Nahid Ali Albuhair, 31, from Daraa Syria, whose passion for teaching roots back to her life before the conflict. This is her journey of resilience between two crises.