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Investing in women’s employment is key to economic growth and recovery from the pandemic - UN Talk

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Investing in women’s employment is critical for economic and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, speakers at a UN Talk stressed on Monday.

Closing ceremony of the “Institutional Capacity Development for Gender Mainstreaming for the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD)”

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

In occasion of the closing ceremony of the project “Institutional Capacity Development for Gender Mainstreaming at MoSD” funded by the Government of Italy through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) and UN Women, the MoSD Secretary General H.E. Dr. Barq Al-Dmour, on behalf of the Minister of Social Development (MoSD) H.E. Ayman Al Mufleh, affirmed that Jordan achieved significant progress in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, in alignment with both its national and international commitments, by adopting key policies, strategies and legislation.

Zain Collaborates with UN Women to support Women's Empowerment Principles

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Zain Jordan signed the “CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)” produced by UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact. Zain Jordan is considered among the first companies in the region to collaborate with UN Women with the aim to further empower women in the workplace and in the community.

DOS, UN Women conduct a gender review of the SMEs and agricultural censuses

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

In the context of strengthening their existing partnership and cooperation, the Department of Statistics (DOS) and UN Women launched a dedicated workshop to review the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the agricultural censuses from a gender perspective.


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Orange Jordan has signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), an initiative by the UN Global Compact and UN Women offering guidance to businesses on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community.

“Through Women’s Eyes” National Forum addresses the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on women

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD), in partnership with UN Women, held a national forum titled “Through Women’s Eyes” on June 27, 2021, regarding the implementation of UNSCR 1325 during COVID-19, in the presence of a number of experts, workers, representatives from civil society and relevant government agencies, to shed light on policy recommendations and lessons learned one year into the crisis.

Social Security Corporation signs a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

Monday, June 21, 2021

The Social Security Corporation (“SSC”) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (“UN Women”) signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) to promote women's empowerment and gender equality in the SSC’s headquarter. The MOU was signed on behalf of the Social Security Corporation by its Director General, Dr. Hazem Rahhaleh, and Mr. Ziad Sheikh, on behalf of UN Women Jordan.

From where I stand “You will always be surprised by the opportunities you can get when you decide to step it up”

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Tahani Hariri, 32 and mother of 5, fled Syria 8 years ago and found shelter in Zarqa. After experiencing griefs and increased responsibilities as the sole provider for her family, she is setting the example for other women in the community seeking to pursue employment opportunities.

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”.

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.

Using technology to assist vulnerable Syrian refugees during COVID-19 lockdown

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing measures, UN Women is providing urgent support, information and essential services to more than 5,700 Syrian refugees in Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps.

I am Generation Equality: Lana Ghneim, gender equality advocate

Friday, March 13, 2020

Lana Ghneim, 23, from Jordan, is a member of the HeForShe campaign in Jordan, a solidarity movement for the advancement of gender equality led by UN Women. Ghneim has recently graduated as a Pharmacist from the Al-Zaytoonah University in Amman, Jordan.

Empowering women through innovation and technology

Thursday, March 12, 2020

UN Women and the World Food Programme, in collaboration with IrisGuard, are using technological innovation to advance women's economic empowerment through blockchin technology to assist Syrian refugee women participating in UN Women’s cash for work programmes at the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan.

I am Generation Equality: Ibtsam Sayeed Ahmed, champion for women, education and disability rights

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Ibtsam Sayeed Ahmed, 40, is a Syrian refugee enrolled as an incentive-based volunteer in the UN Women Oasis Center, in Za'atari refugee camp, Jordan. She is actively empowering women, youth and people with disabilities to stand up for that rights and pursue their education.

I am Generation Equality: Ahmed Albalkhi, women’s rights and empowerment advocate

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Ahmed Albalkhi, 40, is an incentive-based volunteer enrolled in the UN Women Oasis Center in Za'atari refugee camp, Jordan. Albalkhi is working to raise the awareness of men and boys, and encourage them to stand up for women's rights.

I am Generation Equality: Saif Dabbas, HeForShe and youth activist

Monday, February 24, 2020

Saif Dabbas, 19, is a member of the HeForShe campaign in Jordan, a solidarity movement for the advancement of gender equality led by UN Women. Dabbas has been a feminist advocate since age 14 and believes youth should be at the forefront of the gender equality movement.

From where I stand: “I have finally found the value that I need in my life to succeed.”

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Deep within the rural community of Karak lies the town of Taibeh, where 39-year-old Mona Ahmed Alqkla, found a safe place for her family seven years ago after fleeing the conflict in Dara'a, Syria. She had never found an opportunity to work, until now. She recently joined the incentive-based volunteer programme as a tailor in the Oasis Centre in Taibeh, which was launched by the Ministry of Social Development in partnership with UN Women in March 2019.

From where I stand: “I have the eternal belief that education is the nucleus of empowering communities”

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.

From where I stand: “I was the one who had to pick up all the pieces.”

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.

Photo essay: Syrian women in Jordan share stories of war and hope

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...

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