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Sunday, March 5, 2017
UNESCO-UN Women Joint Programme “Empowering rural women in Mafraq Governorate”, Photo Credits: UNESCO Amman, 5 March 2017 – 24 women and men from the community of Umm el Jimal (Mafraq Governorate) completed last week the vocational training “Introduction to hospitality” at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts. The training falls within the framework of the UNESCO – UN Women Joint Programme “Empowering rural women in Mafraq...
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Irbid, February 13, 2017: Under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat, UN Women and FAO organized an award ceremony recognizing the work of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Hobras village (Bani Kenana, Irbid governorate) in the implementation of the project ‘Promoting Rural Women’s Food Security in Jordan’. Irbid, February 13, 2017: Under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat, UN Women and FAO organized an award ceremony recognizing the work of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Hobras village (Bani Kenana, Irbid governorate) in the implementation of the project ‘Promoting Rural Women’s Food Security in Jordan’. The ceremony...
Monday, January 30, 2017
Participants in an intergovernorate roundtable discuss issues related to gender, agriculture and climate change Photo Credit: Natalie Davirro. Mafraq Governorate, January 2017 On 30 January 2017, national stakeholders and women from rural communities across Irbid and Mafraq Governorates in the north of Jordan gathered at the Jordanian Engineers Association in Mafraq to discuss the role of women in responding to climate change and the way forward to promote...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
In Jordan, Women More Vulnerable to Effects of Extremism, Says Report
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Irbid, Jordan – September 27, 2016: Held under the esteemed patronage of the Ministry of Health and at the presence of His Excellency Mr. Shunichi Sakurai, the Ambassador of Japan to Jordan, UN Women inaugurated the rehabilitated Turkman Neighborhood Health Center in the northern city of Irbid. Within the framework of the social cohesion and women’s empowerment program, implemented by UN Women and generously funded by the Government of Japan, the health center saw a complete...
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
ordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and the National Coalition, with the support of UN Women, ended a series of trainings to support potential women candidates in the upcoming parliamentarian elections through the campaign on promoting women's political participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Monday, August 8, 2016
On July 25th 2016, members of Jordanian and international civil society, government officials, and experts gathered for the launch of the report Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
As extremist groups seize control of territories, women have been forced or coerced into joining them. “Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan,” a new report published by UN Women, reveals how radicalism is impacting women in Jordan and how empowering women is key to preventing the spread of extremist ideologies.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
On 17-19 July 2016, UN Women Jordan organized a training session on engaging men and boys in preventing gender-based violence (GBV) and in gender action planning. The first two days of the training saw the participation of UN Women colleagues from the region, including from Egypt, Palestine and Iraq. In line with UN Women’s mandate to foster gender mainstreaming in the UN System, the last day of the training was dedicated to UN Country Team colleagues.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Under the Patronage of HRH Princess Tharwat El Hassan, UNESCO and UN Women - in cooperation with The Jordan Museum launched the pilot collection “Umm El-Jimal Rock Art” on 30th May 2016.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
UN Women, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Sector Development and the Greater Amman Municipality, launched a series of trainings for women in public service working in the Greater Amman Municipality.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
UN Women organized a two-day training workshop in the Governorate of Zarqa on planning and cooperation with local communities in the field of health services provision.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
UN Women, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco to Jordan, organized a roundtable discussion between Jordanian and Moroccan MPs at the Jordanian Lower House to exchange views and good practices regarding the current amendments of the Jordanian Penal Code. Attended by 18 participants, the event represented a positive example of South-to-South cooperation in the MENA region.
Monday, May 16, 2016
On 16 May 2016, the UN Women Director of Programmes, Ms. Maria Noel Vaeze - accompanied by the UN Women Regional Director for the Arab States, Mr. Mohammed Naciri - visited the UN Women Country Office for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Monday, May 2, 2016
The Embassy of Italy to the Hashemite Kingdome of Jordan, in collaboration with UN Women, hosted an expert round table discussion on violence against women with a special focus on issues of honor killings and stalking while analyzing the effect of violent extremism on gender-based violence.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
UN Women, in cooperation with Darat Al-Funun, contributed to the exhibition titled ‘Linear Transparency’, launched at the Darat Al Funun art gallery on April 23 and open to the public until 6 May 2016.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Jordan has already reached over 6,000 commitments on the HeForShe online platform. Through the campaigns that took place, more than 10,000 offline commitments have been also received and will be soon reflected on the online platform.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
UN Women Jordan is conducting a questionnaire about the gender donors coordination meeting
Sunday, March 27, 2016
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim visited Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, accompanied by a delegation of senior UN officials.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The Ambassador of Japan awards Syrian refugees and Jordanian youth taking part in the celebrates art project at UN Women’s Oasis in Za’atari refugee camp