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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.

New Communications Strategy launched to support the implementation of the Jordanian National Action Plan of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

H.E. Eng. Mousa Maaytah, Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs and Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Women’s Empowerment, launched today the Communications Strategy of the Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNCSR 1325) on Women, Peace and Security at the presence of national and international partners, including representatives of security sector agencies. Developed through an extensive consultation process engaging member of the 1325 National Coalition, the Strategy outlines the communications approach that will be followed to build awareness of and support for the implementation of the JONAP.

UN Deputy Secretary-General meets women leaders in Jordan to discuss opportunities to promote gender equality towards 2030

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) visited the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 8-10 December. In collaboration with UN Women, she had the opportunity to meet women leaders and youth activists to discuss challenges and opportunities in advancing gender equality and women's empowerment in Jordan.

Community-based organizations in Tafilah conclude joint advocacy efforts on women’s economic empowerment

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Under the esteemed patronage of H.E. Mohammad Rafaya’, Governor of Tafilah, the Information and Research Center – King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF), in partnership with UN Women and the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), organized a closing ceremony to present the outcomes of joint advocacy campaigns on women’s economic empowerment led by seven Community-based Organizations (CBOs) in Tafilah.

From where I stand: “I swear I will get there; this is just the beginning for me”

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Iman Issawi*, a Syrian refugee from Daraa currently living in Jordan, was 17 when she found herself trapped in an abusive marriage. A year later she managed to escape and, in spite of her suffering, she is rebuilding her life with the support and legal advice she is receiving from the Family and Childhood Protection Society (FCPS) in Irbid – a partner of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund.

No limits for women's rights: the ambitious goal of a volunteer with UN Women in Jordan

Sunday, December 8, 2019

During her experience as a national UN Volunteer with UN Women for almost a year, Natalie Nustas has seen firsthand the countless challenges faced by women in both the private and public sphere. She’s also seen the life-changing impact of empowering women to have a voice, opportunities for work, and hope.

Women peace building pioneers

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Living and working in Ain Al Baidha area in the far south of Jordan, Lina Al-Maabra’s goals and achievements in her volunteer work all align under one belief: ‘when the teaching profession transcends the boundaries of the textbook, and when a woman is both a teacher and a builder of generations, the future and dreams of young people bloom.’ Lina, 31, works in a centre providing education and rehabilitation services to persons living with disabilities.

Volunteers pushing the boundaries

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tayma Feisal is no stranger to taking on challenges and opportunities to grow in her community. In June 2019, she joined the Jordanian Civil Defense Volunteers team, going through a rigorous training and learning how to intervene in the event of major natural disasters, incidents, or emergencies that may require expertise in providing basic medical assistance and rescue services.

Parliamentarians from the Arab States shares experiences, best practices in addressing gender discrimination in the legislation

Monday, December 2, 2019

Held under the patronage of H.E. Eng. Atef Tarwaneh, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Coalition of Women Members of Parliament from Arab Countries to Combat Violence against Women - in partnership with the Information and Research Center – King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and with the generous support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - hosted a regional dialogue on addressing gender discrimination in the legislation and the role of Members of the Parliament.

The Jordanian National Commission for Women launches the international advocacy campaign ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ under the theme “Break the Silence on Economic Violence”

Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and partners on Sunday launched the international advocacy campaign ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ under the theme " Break the Silence on Economic Violence".

UN Women Deputy Executive Director visits Azraq refugee camp, meets with Government officials, Syrian refugee women and women leaders.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Ms. Anita Bhatia, Assistant UN Secretary-General for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, visited the Azraq refugee camp during her first official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. On this occasion. Ms. Bhatia had the chance to interact with Syrian refugee women, to learn about the comprehensive services provided by UN Women through its Oasis centers...

Over sixty women graduate from the ‘Mentoring for Success Programme’, launching their micro-businesses across Jordan.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Mowgli Mentoring, in partnership with UN Women and with the generous support of the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis (the "Madad Fund"), organized a graduation ceremony which saw 69 women graduate from a six-month micro-entrepreneurial mentoring programme.

From where I stand: “I want to change the perception on women working in the security sector and build women up”

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Major Enas Abu Anzeh, 39, heads the Women's Affairs section in the JCD and is the highest-ranking woman in the Directorate. She is working to implement the JONAPwithin the JCD and to advance women's participation in the security sector. Her efforts contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, which promotes women’s participation in peacebuilding, and SDG 5, which seeks to empower all women and girls, and promote their access to leadership and decision-making positions in all areas.

From where I stand: “It’s time to empower women and ensure their participation in peace and security processes”

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Lt. Col. Maha Al Nasser, 48, is the Director of Women’s Affairs with JAF. She is utilizing her position to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the military through the JONAP on UNSCR 1325. Her efforts contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, which promotes women’s participation in peacebuilding, and SDG 5, which seeks to empower all women and girls, and promote their access to leadership and decision-making positions in all areas.

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