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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.

NEW GENDER STATISTICS PROGRAMME TO INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY AND USE OF QUALITY DATA ON WOMEN IN JORDAN

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Under a new partnership between the Department of Statistics and UN Women, the first validation workshop for the new Making Every Woman and Girl Count programme was held on 15 October 2019. Attended by 70 participants – including data producers and users from various line ministries, civil society organizations, academics, researchers and gender specialists – the workshop aimed to validate the findings of an initial assessment of the state of gender statistics in Jordan, which identified existing gaps and invited participants to work on addressing them by designing strategies and strengthening existing mechanisms.

It's time for women in Jordan to have better representation in politics and decision making

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Rami AlSamhouri, HeForShe Advocate from Jordan. Photo: UN Women/Mohmed Ezz Rami AlSamhouri, Is a marketing student at Al-Zaytoonah University in Jordan. He is a certified trainer on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) after receiving specialized training from UNESCO. He is also a youth delegate at the National Coalition for UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. He's in charge of managing the Jordan clubs of the HeForShe movement.  Since the adoption...

Jordan security sector agencies visit the Nordic Center for Gender in Military Operations to share good practices on gender mainstreaming into security section reform

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The UN Women Jordan Country Office, in partnership with the Nordic Center for Gender in Military Operations (NCGM), organized a study visit for representatives of Jordan’s Security Sector Agencies to Sweden (Stockholm, 22-27 September 2019), in order to share best practices in integrating gender perspectives into security sector’s operations, tactics and strategies.

SADAQA hosts a roundtable discussion for the development of a national framework on gender-sensitive transportation

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Held under the esteemed patronage of H.E. Mr. Anmar Khasawneh, Minister of Transport, SADAQA, in partnership with UN Women, organized a multi-stakeholder workshop to develop a national framework on gender-sensitive transportation. Generously supported by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (MADAD), the event featured the participation of government representatives, mobility experts, legislators, national and international stakeholders, including the Land Transport Regulatory Commission, the Greater Amman Municipality, and the Traffic Department.

Taking steps and leaps to tackle gender inequalities

Monday, September 16, 2019

The GFP-run ‘Maharati’ Programme is teaching young women about social cohesion, participation and leadership by engaging women through sports and life-skills activities, to enhance gender equality and women’s empowerment. In close partnership with UN Women, the programme will reach 300 public schools and 200 youth centres across Jordan by the end of 2019.

Government of Finland partners with UN Women to promote women’s economic empowerment and resilience in Jordan

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

UN Women and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland announced today a new phase of partnership to promote the resilience and empowerment of Syrian refugee and vulnerable Jordanian women and girls.

Government of Italy, UN Women announce partnership to strengthen institutional capacity on women’s empowerment

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) announced today a two-year programme to support the Jordanian Ministry of Social Development in strengthening its institutional capacity to effectively mainstream gender equality and women’s empowerment into national systems and policies.

A soul impassioned by supporting women

Monday, August 19, 2019

It’s 10 a.m. and after a two-hour drive, Rawan Majali arrives at her destination: the small, sandy UN Women Oasis Centre in Taibeh, perched atop the sprawling rural hills of the Karak district. Here, as the melodious sounds of music stream out from behind the spartan walls, Rawan jumps straight from the car to partake in traditional dancing alongside the 10 Syrian and Jordanian women already stomping their feet in tune. 

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