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Monday, May 11, 2020
Whether to pursue their studies on the Government’s e-learning platform or to stay in contact with families and friends, youth rely on internet to support each other during the COVID-19 lockdown. Over 500 HeForShe volunteers across Jordan are using social media to help their peers copying with the pressure of confinement, with a rich calendar of virtual initiatives to continue raising awareness on COVID-19 and gender equality. Here is a sneak peek of their work behind the scene and their message of solidarity during this difficult time.
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.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, the lives of women and girls everywhere are changing. While some spheres of work and personal life are on pause, others face increased strains and new challenges. Millions of women worldwide are part of the essential workforce on the front lines of COVID-19.
Monday, April 20, 2020
From patrolling check points to answering emergency calls, women serving in security sector agencies continue to undertake vital work across Jordan alongside their male colleagues, supporting citizens and carefully applying critical mitigation measures against the spread of COVID-19. UN Women is working closely with the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF), the Civil Defence Force (CDF), the Public Security Directorate (PSD) and the Gendarmerie Force to provide gender-sensitive emergency response to local communities to protect them from the virus transmission while assisting vulnerable women in need.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Mohammed Al-Shibli and Ismail Al-Waked are utilizing their skills to build a community where women are empowered to overcome the barriers in their way. Both actively participate in the regular awareness sessions organized by Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) in partnership with UN Women, in the ‘Oasis Centers for Resilience and Empowerment of Women and Girls’.
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Safa al-Afeer and Raghad Khaled dreamed of becoming successful career women after graduating from university, but their paths to employment didn’t go quite as planned. Al-Afeer and Khaled had almost lost hope of finding work, everything changed when they enrolled in a Call Centre and Customer Service Training provided by Education for Employment (EFE-Jordan), in partnership with UN Women.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
From 28-31 July, on their first official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, four members of a delegation headed by Susanne von Bassewitz, President of Zonta International Foundation, gained first-hand insight into UN Women’s work and witnessed the opportunities that are being provided to women through continuous support from the Zonta International Foundation.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
When 22-year-old social science graduate Haneen Hussen used to dream about starting her own business, she would get excited, then quickly discouraged when remembering the reality of the business landscape in her rural community of Shobak, in western Jordan. That is until she met Eman Salam on the Mowgli Mentorship programme...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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, January 30, 2019
The Arab Women’s Organization (AWO), a grantee of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, runs two women’s centres to respond to the unmet needs of women and girl survivors of violence; serving both Syrian refugees and the local Jordanian community.