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High-level Conference Marks the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

Thursday, October 22, 2020

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 ...

Local women craft community campaigns and advocate for women’s empowerment across Tafilah

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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.

JORDAN JOINS WORLD LEADERS IN RENEWING COMMITMENT FOR WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

Thursday, October 8, 2020

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...

From Where I Stand: “You must be your number one supporter.”

Friday, October 2, 2020

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...

On the frontline of protecting survivors of violence during COVID-19

Thursday, October 1, 2020

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.

Sowing seeds of hope: The women inspiring families to cultivate their resilience during times of crisis

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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.

Housing Bank partners with UN Women to promote the development of gender-responsive financial services

Monday, September 28, 2020

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.

UN Women holds a dialogue on gender-responsive financial services in Jordan

Sunday, September 27, 2020

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.

JNCW begins trainings for potential women candidates with the National Team of Trainers

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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.

Bearing the message of goodwill and peace: meet Captain Layaly Al-Athameen, Jordanian Peacekeeper deployed in Darfur

Monday, September 21, 2020

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.

Voices for peace: when you envision a peaceful world, what do you see?

Monday, September 21, 2020

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...

JNCW launches a programme to enhance women's participation in the 19th Parliament

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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.

Safwa Islamic Bank, UN Women promote gender-sensitive financial services

Sunday, August 30, 2020

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.

Meet the real life Sheroes from Jordan

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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.

International Youth Day marked with focus on humanitarian action amid pandemic

Thursday, August 13, 2020

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”.

JAF AND UN WOMEN FOSTER GENDER-RESPONSIVE SECURITY SECTOR SERVICES

Monday, August 10, 2020

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.

Take Five: 'Mentoring can transform an individual, be they an entrepreneur or future leader.'

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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”).

From Where I stand: “Break the stereotypes getting in the way of your dreams.”

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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...

The Inter-Ministerial Committee for Women’s Empowerment convenes partners for the annual Programme Board meeting of Jordan’s National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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.

The Social Security Fund Investment Fund and UN Women Jordan launch the Women’s Leadership Development Program

Sunday, July 12, 2020

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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