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Checklist for COVID-19 response by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér

Friday, March 20, 2020

As governments respond to the global COVID-19 crisis under huge pressures to act fast, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Asa Regner, calls on leaders and decision-makers to answer 10 key questions about how their responses and policies will include and impact women and girls

Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, the social impact of the Corona Virus is hitting women hard, around the world. Globally, women make up 70 per cent of workers in the health and social sector, and they do three times as much unpaid care work at home as men. As first responders, frontline health workers, primary care givers at home and community mobilizers, women are at increased risk of exposure to the virus. They are also playing a disproportionate role in responding to the disease.

National Conference paves the way for increased local solutions to boost women’s economic empowerment

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Omar Razzaz, the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Women’s Empowerment, in partnership with the House of Representatives - represented by the Women Parliamentary Caucus, the Women and Family Affairs Committee, the Coalition of Women Members of Parliament from Arab Countries to Combat Violence against Women, organized the national conference "Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan".

Judicial Institute and UN Women sign Memorandum of Understanding

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Within the framework of the Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) for the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2018-2021), the General Director of the Judicial Institute in Jordan, Judge Ihssan Barakat and the UN Women Jordan Representative, Mr. Ziad Sheikh signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation in the fields of empowering women judges, developing gender sensitive curricula, strengthening judges’ and court staff’s capacities in handling cases of gender-based violence and building personal skills of both males and females judges.

Engaging education professionals in promoting the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

UN Women, in partnership with the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), has developed a strategic cooperation framework with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the National Center for Curriculum Development (NCCD) in order to support gender mainstreaming into the national education system, with the specific aim to promote the role of women in peace processes and in the security sector as an initial step in the long-term process of ensuring gender equality in the new curriculum framework for Jordan.

New guidelines strengthen the justice sector response to cases of gender-based violence

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Arab Women’s Legal Network (AWLN), in partnership with UN Women, has recently launched a comprehensive guideline to enhance the judicial sector response to and management of cases of gender-based violence in Jordan. Encompassing key references to national laws as well as global best practices, the ‘Legal Framework for Dealing with Cases of Domestic Violence,’ provides a set of operating procedures and guidance for justice sector personnel, decision makers and other relevant practitioners, with the aim of promoting coherence in the justice sector while enhancing the quality of services provided to survivors in line with national policies and international standards.

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.

Creating spaces of empowerment and leadership for women key to achieve an inclusive 2030 Agenda, says President of the UN General Assembly during visit to Jordan

Monday, July 29, 2019

The President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly visited the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 21-24 July. Commending Jordan’s efforts in response to the refugee crisis, she also noted the government's awareness and commitment to work towards attaining Goal 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment. In collaboration with UN Women, she had the opportunity to meet vulnerable Syrian refugee women and girls as well as Jordanian women leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities to promote women’s empowerment.

UN Women staff trained on disability inclusion

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...

The President of Italy, Mr. Sergio Mattarella, visits the UN Women Oasis center in the Za’atari refugee camp

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.

Commemorating the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2018 Campaign, in Jordan.

Monday, December 10, 2018

This year, UN Women Jordan, partners, NGO’s, CSO’s and the Jordanian public joined efforts to inspire social mobilization through a host of public events and activities in the country for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign under the theme " Speak Up… Harassment is a Crime.” The 16 day campaign commenced on the 25 th November and ran to the 10 th December,  with over 300 dedicated awareness raising activities and related initiatives...

Gender and displacement: What’s it like to be a Syrian female refugee in Jordan?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Actual and preconceived threats against Syrian female refugees in Jordan are further constraining their movement and increasing their isolation and access to aid. UN Women’s new report Unpacking gendered realities in displacement: the status of Syrian refugee women in Jordan examines how gender-based discrimination interplays with displacement, poverty and instability, increasing refugee Syrian women’s risks to violence and physical isolation in Jordan. The study also seeks to...

“Finally, I have a chance to regain my dignity… and make decisions for myself.”

Sunday, November 25, 2018

From a young age, Joud Ahmad*, 21, suffered from mental and physical abuse from her father and brother. When she escaped home, she had nowhere to stay and was later put in administrative detention in the Juwaida Jail in the outskirts of Amman. Her case was then referred to the Jordanian Women’s Union (JWU), which transferred her to one of their shelters. The space is supported by UN...

Take Five: “Our goal is for childcare services in the workplace to be recognized as a public good”

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Randa Naffa is a community organizer and founding member of SADAQA—an NGO dedicated to empowering Jordanian women in the workplace that has directly contributed to establishing more than 90 workplace childcare centres. SADAQA is now working in partnership with UN Women to promote women’s participation in the labour market through enhanced legislation and enforcement, as well as by increasing accessible transportation and childcare services in the Southern Governorates of Jordan and...

Sport as a Vehicle for Social Change and Empowerment, UN Women and Generations for Peace Announce New Partnership

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

UN Women and Generations For Peace today announced a new partnership to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment using sport as an effective driver of social cohesion and civic engagement. Within this framework, more than 600,000 vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian refugee youth will be engaged in sport-based activities designed to promote a greater understanding of resilience and empowerment from a gender-sensitive perspective. Running till 2019, the initiative will target 300 public...

Finland Minister for Foreign Trade and Development greets Syrian women and children in Azraq UN Women Oasis

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mrs. Anne-Mari Virolainen visited Azraq Refugee Camp on the 9th May, accompanied by UN Women Country Representative Ziad Sheikh. Mrs. Virolaninen joined the women and girls within UN Women Oasis center, the tour highlighted the continuous support and commitment Finland provides to UN Women.

The First Lady of Japan, Her Excellency Mrs. Akie Abe, received a warm greeting from the Syrian women and girls working within the UN Women ‘Oasis 2’

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The occasion of the visit allowed H.E Mrs. Abe, to gain a firsthand understanding of UN Women’s work and witness the opportunities that are being provided to women through the continuous support of the Government of Japan.

The French Delegation visit UN Women 'Women and Girls' Oasis' in Azraq refugee camp

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The French delegation visited Azraq 'Women and Girl’s Oasis,' viewing the multi-sector facilities of the Oasis and foster a discussion with the Women. ...

Stakeholder's celebrate the launch of the Jordanian National Plan to activate UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

On March 21st, 2018, The launch marked the recent implementation of the Jordanian National Plan (JONAP) 2018-2021 to activate UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Security and Peace as a key framework within Jordan. The event marked the commitment of the Prime Minister H.E Dr. Hani Fawzi Al-Mulki, the Jordanian Government's and stakeholder's enhancement of women’s participation in the peace and security sectors within Jordan.

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