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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”.

JONAP PROGRAMME BOARD REVIEWS ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2020, LAUNCHES CONSULTATIONS FOR SECOND NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY

Monday, May 24, 2021

On behalf of the Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Women’s Empowerment, His Excellency Eng. Musa Al-Maayta, Minister of Parliamentary and Political Affairs, Dr. Salma Nims, the Secretary General of the Jordanian Commission for Women, convened the Programme Board of Jordan’s National Action Plan (JONAP)...

The Armed Forces extend the Memorandum of Understanding with UN Women

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Today, Thursday, the Jordanian Armed Forces - the Arab Army signed an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding with UN Women for a period of two years. The agreement was signed by Brigadier General Eng. Bassam Al-Falih, Director of Planning and Organization, on behalf of the General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces, and Ms. Aisha Mukhtar, UN Women Deputy Representative.

ITALY AND UN WOMEN PARTNER TO SUPPORT VULNERABLE WOMEN DURING THE COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Government of Italy, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), and UN Women signed a EUR 1 million agreement to promote the resilience and empowerment of vulnerable women in Jordan during the COVID-19 response and recovery. The two-year contribution will support the expansion of the ‘Oasis’ model, which provides a holistic package of services and has already proved effective in reaching out to the most vulnerable communities. The agreement was signed at a ceremony attended by the Italian Ambassador, H.E. Fabio Cassese, the Head of AICS Amman, Dr. Michele Morana, and the UN Women Officer in Charge, Ms. Aisha Mukhtar.

National Framework for Gender Sensitive Public Transport Launched

Monday, April 12, 2021

To address barriers that hold back women’s economic empowerment and participation in the labor market, SADAQA and the Ministry of Transport, in cooperation with the European Union Delegation to Jordan and UN Women under the EU regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, officially launched on Monday the National Framework for Gender Sensitive Public Transport that aims to enhance reliability, safety and accessibility of public transport for women.

Jordan convenes a regional dialogue on Women, Peace and Security at the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), in collaboration with the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Women’s Empowerment (IMC), UN Women, and the Governments of Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, organized a regional event on Women, Peace, and Security at the margins of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality and women’s rights.

UN WOMEN AND THE ROYAL FILM COMMISSION – JORDAN LAUNCH THE 9th EDITION OF THE WOMEN’S FILM WEEK

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Held under the esteemed patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, in partnership with the Royal Film Commission – Jordan, and under the joint artistic direction of Ghada Saba, movie director and TV anchor, and Yara Abu Nimeh, young reporter at Roya TV, UN Women launched the 9th edition of the Women’s Film Week to commemorate International Women’s Day (8 March) under the global theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.

Ring the bell for gender equality 2021

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Ms.Yasmin Mohamed, Gender and Private Sector Officer, Gender Business Group, IFC, Mr. Mazen Al-Wataifi, Executive Director of the Amman Stock Exchange, Ms. Aisha Mukhtar, UN Women Jordan Officer in Charge, and Mr. Jamal Fariz, Vice Chairman, Global Compact Network Jordan convened at the Amman Stock Exchange for the annual celebration of ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’.   On Tuesday, 9 March 2021, the Amman Stock Exchange hosted the annual celebration of the...

From where I stand: ‘I believe everyone is a potential leader’.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Haifa Dammad knows the struggles of being the sole breadwinner of a family. Reflecting on her life between two crises, she discusses her engagement as community leader in the Za’atari refugee camp of Jordan, helping other women to gain news skills and access to information.   Haifa Dammad, 33, has found an incentive-based volunteer opportunity as tailor supervisor at the UN Women’s Oasis Centre in Za’atari refugee camp. Photo: UN Women/Marta Garbarino  ...

UN WOMEN AND THE ROYAL FILM COMMISSION –JORDAN LAUNCH THE 9th EDITION OF THE WOMEN’S FILM WEEK

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Amman, 7 March 2021 - Under the esteemed patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, in partnership with the Royal Film Commission – Jordan and under the joint artistic direction of Ghada Saba, movie director and TV anchor, and Yara Abu Nimeh, young reporter at Roya TV, UN Women is organising the 9th edition of the Women’s Film Week to commemorate the International Women’s Day (8 March 2021).

NEW GAMIFICATION PLATFORM ON GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT LAUNCHED

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Youth volunteers of the HeforShe movement, in partnership with UN Women and with the support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, launched ‘WeRise’: a gamification platform aimed at raising awareness on gender equality and women’s empowerment in a fun and engaging way...

MOSD, UN WOMEN EXPAND RESILIENCE AND EMPOWERMENT SERVICES TO VULNERABLE WOMEN

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Ministry of Social Development, in partnership with UN Women, convened members of the international community in a dialogue centered on the needs of vulnerable women in...

The Jordanian Public Security Directorate Partners with UN Women to launch its first Gender Mainstreaming Strategy

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Jordan’s Public Security Directorate (PSD), in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), launched its first Gender Mainstreaming Strategy (2021-2024)...

A study on the impact of COVID19 on health, violence against women and economy in Jordan from a gender perspective

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Economic and Social Council, in collaboration with UN Women Jordan, launched a study titled "The impact of COVID-19 on health, violence against women and economy in Jordan from a gender perspective" during a virtual conference held under the patronage H.E. Eng. Musa Al-Maaita, the Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs and Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Women’s Empowerment...

From where I stand: “An educated woman is a woman with power”

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Ala’a Mohammed Abdelaziz, 31 years old, is a facilitator at the Arab Women Organization for the UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning programme in Al-Taibeh, Kerak. Passionate about knowledge sharing, she is helping vulnerable women to fill the gaps in their education and grab the opportunity they need to fulfil their potential and earn an income.

In the words of Samar Muhareb: “Every woman should feel the impact of the National Action Plan on her daily life”

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Samar Muhareb is the Chief Executive Officer of Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD), a Jordan-based NGO she co-founded in 2008 in response to the Iraqi refugee crisis. Through ARDD, she works to promote and protect human rights in the Arab world. ARDD is also a UN Women long-standing partner on efforts to promote the role of women and women-led organizations in building peace.

Hand over the Mic: Baselah Mohammad Abdelrazak, Za’atari refugee camp

Friday, December 4, 2020

“I have been a community leader for the past 2 years. During this pandemic, I am in constant contact with the women and girls in my community. We mainly use phone calls, WhatsApp messages and groups.

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