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Thursday, June 20, 2019
At 50, Fatima Alhaj has finally found the confidence to overcome the pain of her past. A Syrian refugee living in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan since 2016, she regained her sense of purpose after joining UN Women’s Incentive-based Volunteer programme as a literacy teacher, where teaching and writing are her catharsis.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Falha Abrabo arrived at the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan after fleeing Syria in 2012. Shortly thereafter, her husband had a severe stroke, which left her in the position of becoming the sole provider for her family. She found a livelihood opportunity teaching adult literacy sessions to other women through the incentive-based volunteer programme at UN Women’s Oasis Centre, which builds women’s resilience and empowerment.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
From refugee camps to urban settlements and rural communities, Jordan has provided refuge to more than 1.3 million Syrians since 2011. 1 Eighty-six per cent of Syrian refugees live below the poverty line and half of the refugee population are women and girls . 2 In 2012, UN Women opened its first Oasis Centre in the Za’atari refugee camp as a safe space for...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
UN Women staff from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine participated on the disability inclusion training in Cairo, Egypt. Photo Credits: UN Women/ Nourhan El-Nagdy The UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) held its first Disability Inclusion capacity building training for regional and county office personnel from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine between 21-23 April in Cairo. UN Women decided to develop and deliver the training based on the recommendations to increase...
Monday, May 20, 2019
To provide women with a safe space where they can escape, bond and deal with the trauma they’ve experienced as survivors of gender-based violence, the JWU is using music as a tool for empowerment and stress relief. Over the course of six months, 20 women accessing the hotline or the Centre’s protection services will follow two weekly two-hour musical therapy sessions, as well as practical and theoretical musical training sessions. Women are selected on the basis of interest and most have no prior musical background.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Safiyah Abd El Ghafar and Duha Adnan are among the 43 per cent of Syrian refugee female-headed households in Jordan. To provide a livelihood for their families, these two women utilized the skills and business capacities they acquired at UN Women’s Oasis Centre to start their own micro-businesses.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Taibeh, Karak Governorate. H.E. Mrs. Basma Mousa Ishaqat, Minister of Social Development, in collaboration with UN Women and with the generous support of the Government of Australia, inaugurated the ‘Oasis Center for Resilience and Empowerment of Women and Girls’ in the Community Center located in Taibeh...
Thursday, April 11, 2019
UN Women Jordan invites Civil Society Organizations, Women’s grassroots, local and community-based organizations and NGO's to submit proposals for the second call for Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund 2019.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
On the first day of his official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the President of Italy, Mr. Sergio Mattarella, visited the ‘Oasis Center for the resilience and empowerment of women and girls’ operated by UN Women in the Za’atari refugee camp.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Ziad El Hawaja, a Syrian refugee and advocate for the elimination of gender-based violence, is using his voice as a tool to stand up for women in the Za’atari Refugee Camp. Hawaja is an active participant in regular awareness sessions organized by UN Women and the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD)...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Lana had been shy throughout her childhood, even hesitating to answer questions or participate in class. But now, she has grown and begun to find her voice – and she intends to use it.
Friday, March 8, 2019
"Are you committed to taking the stand for Gender Equality?" The question passing through the lips of HeForShe advocates and reverberating throughout the entire Kingdom of Jordan. Jordan is taking the lead in the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality in the Arab region, with over 30,000 commitments collected from men and women. In 2014, UN Women launched the HeForShe campaign; calling all men and boys to commit to the global movement...
Monday, March 4, 2019
Held under the esteemed patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal, UN Women - in partnership with the Royal Film Commission and in collaboration with the Artistic Director Ms. Ghada Saba - is pleased to announce the 7th edition of the Women’s Film Week (8-11 March 2019) to commemorate International Women’s Day.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Manal Barham, 35, led most of her life balancing with her role as a wife and a mother, she never believed she would have the chance to become the working woman she had always dreamt of becoming. In 2018, Bahram enrolled in the beautician and project management courses provided by the Jordanian National Forum for Women (JNFW) in partnership with UN Women and with the generous support of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund. Now, Bahram is an enthusiastic owner of her own thriving home-based salon in Hashmi Shamali, East Amman.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Nestled in the heart of Jordan’s sprawling Za’atari refugee camp, Rania Mansour sweeps the locks of hair off the floor of her home beauty salon and wipes down the salon chair, which she has carefully preserved since it was provided to her by UN Women. It’s a special business-starting gift that students were awarded after completing the cosmetology training as part of the cash-for-work programme at UN Women’s Oasis Centre. Mansour, 35, entered the beautician...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), a long-standing partner of UN Women, announced a significant contribution of 70 million Swedish Krona (USD $7.64 million) to a regional programme on “Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine”. The programme seeks to support women to benefit from opportunities for better jobs, security at workplaces, equal access to professional development, social protection for families...
Sunday, February 10, 2019
The Himmitkum Association is a local non-profit organization funded and established by the women of Al-Hasa, a remote area located a two-hour drive South of Amman. Its members have been working to address some of the socio-economic challenges faced by women living in the village, including the lack of local transportation services and daycare facilities.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
SADAQA, in partnership with UN Women and Bank al Etihad, organized a multi-stakeholders roundtable discussion on tax incentives for childcare support within the framework of approved amendments to Article 72 of the Labour Law.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
On behalf of the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz, the Minister of Interior, H.E. Mr. Samir Moubayed, launched the implementation of Jordan’s National Action Plan on UN Security Council resolution 1325 (JONAP) on Women, Security and Peace during a national conference organized by Government of Jordan and UN Women, in partnership with the Embassies of Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom (Dead Sea, 6-7 February 2019).
Monday, February 4, 2019
When: Wednesday, 6 February, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Thursday, 7 February, 10.00am – 3.30pm. Where: King Hussein bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea, Jordan Held under the esteemed patronage of the Prime Minister of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Omar Razzaz, the Government of Jordan - in partnership with UN Women and with the generous support of the Governments of the Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain, and United Kingdom – is convening a regional conference to discuss critical issues...