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United Nations Secretary-General appoints Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN-Women

Monday, September 13, 2021

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.

Closing ceremony of the “Institutional Capacity Development for Gender Mainstreaming for the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD)”

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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.

The Jordan Media Institute and UN Women work with the media to promote women’s economic empowerment

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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.

From where I stand: “I want to leave a significant imprint in the society”

Thursday, August 19, 2021

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.

From where I stand: “Once we empower women, we empower everyone.”

Thursday, August 12, 2021

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.

Zain Collaborates with UN Women to support Women's Empowerment Principles

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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.

Global Compact Network Jordan calls on companies to set ambitious corporate targets for women’s leadership in business with the launch of the new ‘Target Gender Equality’ initiative

Thursday, August 5, 2021

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.

In the words of Hadeel Al-Zoubi: “Vaccination is key to overcome the pandemic and we should be aware of misinformation spreading around us”

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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.

DOS, UN Women conduct a gender review of the SMEs and agricultural censuses

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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.

Jordan Kuwait Bank partners with UN Women to implement the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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...

Youth action in advancing the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Jordan

Sunday, July 4, 2021

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...


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Orange Jordan has signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), an initiative by the UN Global Compact and UN Women offering guidance to businesses on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community.

“Through Women’s Eyes” National Forum addresses the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on women

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD), in partnership with UN Women, held a national forum titled “Through Women’s Eyes” on June 27, 2021, regarding the implementation of UNSCR 1325 during COVID-19, in the presence of a number of experts, workers, representatives from civil society and relevant government agencies, to shed light on policy recommendations and lessons learned one year into the crisis.

Social Security Corporation signs a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

Monday, June 21, 2021

The Social Security Corporation (“SSC”) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (“UN Women”) signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) to promote women's empowerment and gender equality in the SSC’s headquarter. The MOU was signed on behalf of the Social Security Corporation by its Director General, Dr. Hazem Rahhaleh, and Mr. Ziad Sheikh, on behalf of UN Women Jordan.

From where I stand “You will always be surprised by the opportunities you can get when you decide to step it up”

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Tahani Hariri, 32 and mother of 5, fled Syria 8 years ago and found shelter in Zarqa. After experiencing griefs and increased responsibilities as the sole provider for her family, she is setting the example for other women in the community seeking to pursue employment opportunities.

From where I stand: “Women can work and share household responsibilities to provide a better life for their families”

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Fatma Mohammad Rahil, 33 and mother of five, joined the UN Women’s Oasis centre in the Azraq refugee camp to be able support her family financially. She discusses barriers faced by women and the goals she was able to achieve through an enabling working environment.

From where I stand: “When your aspirations are strong enough, nothing can stop you from achieving your goals”

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Through her first working experience at the UN Women’s Oasis Centre in the Azraq refugee camp, Nofa Ali Shadeh, 33, mother of five, finds herself pursuing self-growth, independence, and financial stability. Nofa Ali Shadeh, 33, works on a baby suits at the UN Women Oasis center in the Azraq refugee camp. Photo: UN Women/Yeji Lee    Five years ago, I left Syria with my husband and five children looking for a better life. We spent four months at the border between Syria...

Jordan’s Public Security Directorate Receives Funding from the Elsie Initiative Fund to Increase Uniformed Women’s Participation in UN Peace Operations

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

P hoto credit: UN Photo /  Gregorio Cunha The Elsie Initiative Fund, a UN Trust Fund, announced today that Jordan’s Public Security Directorate (PSD) will receive funding to support their project to increase uniformed women’s participation in UN peace operations, including in leadership roles. The PSD’s project will focus on constructing a dedicated women’s training and accommodation facility to enhance the skills of women police officers and increase the...

Workshop on integrating gender into DOS’s institutional performance development

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Within the framework of the current partnership and cooperation between the Department of Statistics (DOS) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the Director General of DOS, Dr. Shaher Al-Shawabkeh, launched a series of workshops on the integration of gender into the Department’s institutional performance development...

Sweden’s State Secretary for International Development Cooperation visits projects on women’s economic empowerment in Jordan

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

During her first official visit to Jordan, H.E. Ms. Janine Alm Ericson, Sweden’s State Secretary for International Development Cooperation, accompanied by Ms. Carin Jämtin, Director General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), had the opportunity to meet partners and visit activities implemented under the regional programme “Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine”.

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