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COVID-19: Women front and centre

Friday, March 20, 2020

In a statement, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka calls on governments to recognize both the enormity of the contribution women make and the precarity of so many in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Checklist for COVID-19 response by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér

Friday, March 20, 2020

As governments respond to the global COVID-19 crisis under huge pressures to act fast, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Asa Regner, calls on leaders and decision-makers to answer 10 key questions about how their responses and policies will include and impact women and girls

Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, the social impact of the Corona Virus is hitting women hard, around the world. Globally, women make up 70 per cent of workers in the health and social sector, and they do three times as much unpaid care work at home as men. As first responders, frontline health workers, primary care givers at home and community mobilizers, women are at increased risk of exposure to the virus. They are also playing a disproportionate role in responding to the disease.

I am Generation Equality: Lana Ghneim, gender equality advocate

Friday, March 13, 2020

Lana Ghneim, 23, from Jordan, is a member of the HeForShe campaign in Jordan, a solidarity movement for the advancement of gender equality led by UN Women. Ghneim has recently graduated as a Pharmacist from the Al-Zaytoonah University in Amman, Jordan.

International Women’s Day 2020: sparking intergenerational dialogue through movies and taking a stand in self-defense sessions

Thursday, March 12, 2020

This year, in collaboration with the Royal Film Commission, UN Women opened the doors of its Oasis Centers in the Azraq and Za'atari refugee camps to the 8th edition of the Women’s Film Week. Held under the esteemed patronage of HRH Princess Basma bint Talal – UN Women goodwill ambassador, the initiative offered a unique opportunity to Syrian refugees to learn and be inspired by the stories of women champions from the past, as well as the pioneering efforts of new generations of women’ rights advocates around the world.

I am Generation Equality: Ahmed Albalkhi, women’s rights and empowerment advocate

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Ahmed Albalkhi, 40, is an incentive-based volunteer enrolled in the UN Women Oasis Center in Za'atari refugee camp, Jordan. Albalkhi is working to raise the awareness of men and boys, and encourage them to stand up for women's rights.

I am Generation Equality: Ibtsam Sayeed Ahmed, champion for women, education and disability rights

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Ibtsam Sayeed Ahmed, 40, is a Syrian refugee enrolled as an incentive-based volunteer in the UN Women Oasis Center, in Za'atari refugee camp, Jordan. She is actively empowering women, youth and people with disabilities to stand up for that rights and pursue their education.

Empowering women through innovation and technology

Thursday, March 12, 2020

UN Women and the World Food Programme, in collaboration with IrisGuard, are using technological innovation to advance women's economic empowerment through blockchin technology to assist Syrian refugee women participating in UN Women’s cash for work programmes at the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan.

My take, your take: Challenging Social Attitudes and Gender Expectations in Jordan

Sunday, March 8, 2020

In this intergenerational series for the Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. . Ibrahim Abu-AlHob, 25, volunteering with Generations For Peace and UN Women, under the ‘Youth for Women, Peace and Security’ programme generously funded by the European Union, talks with Muna Rfou, Director of the Gender Unit at the Ministry of Social Development, and a Coalition Member of the Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) for the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

My Take, Your Take: Empowering women to become their own champions

Sunday, March 8, 2020

In this intergenerational series for the Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. Rawan Abu Shatira, 29, is a volunteer with Generations For Peace and UN Women, under the ‘Youth for Women, Peace and Security’ programme generously funded by the European Union, talks with Suad AlKhateeb, Head of the Women Empowerment and Civil Society Institutions Department at the Jordanian House of Representatives and member of the national Coalition of Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) for the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and S

UN WOMEN AND THE ROYAL FILM COMMISSION LAUNCH THE 8th EDITION OF THE WOMEN’S FILM WEEK

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Held under the esteemed patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal – UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, in collaboration with the Greater Amman Municipality and the Women’s Metropolis Network, UN Women and the Royal Film Commission launched the 8th edition of the Women’s Film Week (8-12 March 2020) in commemoration of International Women’s Day.

UN WOMEN AND THE ROYAL FILM COMMISSION LAUNCH THE 8th EDITION OF THE WOMEN’S FILM WEEK

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Held under the esteemed patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal, UN Women and the Royal Film Commission, collaboration with the Artistic Director Ms. Ghada Saba, will launch the 8th edition of the Women’s Film Week (8-13) March 2020) to commemorate International Women’s Day.

I am Generation Equality: Saif Dabbas, HeForShe and youth activist

Monday, February 24, 2020

Saif Dabbas, 19, is a member of the HeForShe campaign in Jordan, a solidarity movement for the advancement of gender equality led by UN Women. Dabbas has been a feminist advocate since age 14 and believes youth should be at the forefront of the gender equality movement.

Call centre training boosts self-confidence and nets women jobs

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Safa al-Afeer and Raghad Khaled dreamed of becoming successful career women after graduating from university, but their paths to employment didn’t go quite as planned. Al-Afeer and Khaled had almost lost hope of finding work, everything changed when they enrolled in a Call Centre and Customer Service Training provided by Education for Employment (EFE-Jordan), in partnership with UN Women.

From Where I Stand: “I have the right to write my own future”

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Farah Al Rahiyel, 23, from Daraa, Syria, found herself overcoming hurdles of war and displacement in the pursuit to complete her education. Today, she is standing up for her right to education through the support and inspiration she took from the sessions on legal awareness and women’s rights organized by the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) in partnership with UN Women, and with the generous support of the European Union Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis (Madad) and the Governments of France and Japan.

National Conference paves the way for increased local solutions to boost women’s economic empowerment

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Omar Razzaz, the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Women’s Empowerment, in partnership with the House of Representatives - represented by the Women Parliamentary Caucus, the Women and Family Affairs Committee, the Coalition of Women Members of Parliament from Arab Countries to Combat Violence against Women, organized the national conference "Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan".

Judicial Institute and UN Women sign Memorandum of Understanding

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Within the framework of the Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) for the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2018-2021), the General Director of the Judicial Institute in Jordan, Judge Ihssan Barakat and the UN Women Jordan Representative, Mr. Ziad Sheikh signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation in the fields of empowering women judges, developing gender sensitive curricula, strengthening judges’ and court staff’s capacities in handling cases of gender-based violence and building personal skills of both males and females judges.

Engaging education professionals in promoting the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

UN Women, in partnership with the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), has developed a strategic cooperation framework with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the National Center for Curriculum Development (NCCD) in order to support gender mainstreaming into the national education system, with the specific aim to promote the role of women in peace processes and in the security sector as an initial step in the long-term process of ensuring gender equality in the new curriculum framework for Jordan.

New guidelines strengthen the justice sector response to cases of gender-based violence

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Arab Women’s Legal Network (AWLN), in partnership with UN Women, has recently launched a comprehensive guideline to enhance the judicial sector response to and management of cases of gender-based violence in Jordan. Encompassing key references to national laws as well as global best practices, the ‘Legal Framework for Dealing with Cases of Domestic Violence,’ provides a set of operating procedures and guidance for justice sector personnel, decision makers and other relevant practitioners, with the aim of promoting coherence in the justice sector while enhancing the quality of services provided to survivors in line with national policies and international standards.

UN Women Jordan announces a call for partnership proposals under its 2020 Annual Workplan

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

UN Women Jordan invites NGOs, Academic Institutions and registered Community-Based Organizations, to submit proposals for partnerships based on UN Women's Jordan 2020 Annual Workplan. The grant support-call for proposals will adhere to UN Women 2020 Annual Workplan, 2018-2022 Strategic Note and Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

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