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New Communications Strategy launched to support the implementation of the Jordanian National Action Plan of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

H.E. Eng. Mousa Maaytah, Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs and Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Women’s Empowerment, launched today the Communications Strategy of the Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNCSR 1325) on Women, Peace and Security at the presence of national and international partners, including representatives of security sector agencies. Developed through an extensive consultation process engaging member of the 1325 National Coalition, the Strategy outlines the communications approach that will be followed to build awareness of and support for the implementation of the JONAP.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

200 YOUTH VOLUNTEERS AWARDED AT HEFORSHE CLOSING CEREMONY FOR REACHING 20.000 COMMITMENTS ON WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

Monday, July 15, 2019

In partnership with the Greater Amman Municipality and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the Arabic HeforShe movement organized a closing ceremony to mark the conclusion of its second phase and to commemorate the milestone achievement of 20,000 commitments reached across the Kingdom in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Launched in 2015 in Jordan, Arabic HeforShe engaged more than 500 youth volunteers in Jordan’s universities and communities, 200 of whom were awarded during the closing ceremony.

SYRIAN REFUGEE WOMEN GRADUATE FROM UN WOMEN’S SKILLS BUILDING PROGRAMME WITH SUPPORT FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Held at the presence of H.E Mr. Hidenao Yanagi, Ambassador of Japan to Jordan, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) organized a graduation ceremony in the Azraq refugee camp, to acknowledge the achievements of 50 Syrian refugee women who successfully completed skill trainings and capacity building under UN Women’s Incentive-Based Volunteerism (IBV) scheme. Generously funded by the Government of Japan, this initiative provided vulnerable women with relevant job skills, while meeting their protection concerns and promoting empowerment through leadership and civic engagement.

JORDAN ARMED FORCES – Armed Forces AND UN WOMEN SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

Monday, July 8, 2019

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Armed Forces and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) was signed on Monday, 8 July between Brigadier General Abdalah Al Huniti, Director of Planning and Organization in Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), and Mr. Ziad Sheikh, Representative for the UN Women Jordan Country Office.

COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS IN TAFILEH LAUNCH ADVOCACY CAMPAIGNS ON WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Under the esteemed patronage of H.E Imad Al Rawashdeh, the 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), today launched a series of advocacy campaigns on women’s empowerment developed by seven women’s Community-based Organizations (CBOs) in Tafilah. Over a period of six months, joint advocacy efforts will address challenges and opportunities faced by women and girls in their communities, including access to quality health services, public transportation, and management of financial resources.

MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, UN WOMEN LAUNCH RESILIENCE AND EMPOWERMENT CENTER FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN TAIBEH

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Taibeh, Karak Governorate. H.E. Mrs. Basma Mousa Ishaqat, Minister of Social Development, in collaboration with UN Women and with the generous support of the Government of Australia, inaugurated the ‘Oasis Center for Resilience and Empowerment of Women and Girls’ in the Community Center located in Taibeh...

Sweden partners with UN Women and ILO to Promote Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), a long-standing partner of UN Women, announced a significant contribution of 70 million Swedish Krona (USD $7.64 million) to a regional programme on “Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine”. The programme seeks to support women to benefit from opportunities for better jobs, security at workplaces, equal access to professional development, social protection for families...

SADAQA hosts tax incentive roundtable discussion for childcare support

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

SADAQA, in partnership with UN Women and Bank al Etihad, organized a multi-stakeholders roundtable discussion on tax incentives for childcare support within the framework of approved amendments to Article 72 of the Labour Law.

UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE PRIME MINISTER: LAUNCH OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF JORDAN NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON UNSCR 1325

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

On behalf of the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz, the Minister of Interior, H.E. Mr. Samir Moubayed, launched the implementation of Jordan’s National Action Plan on UN Security Council resolution 1325 (JONAP) on Women, Security and Peace during a national conference organized by Government of Jordan and UN Women, in partnership with the Embassies of Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom (Dead Sea, 6-7 February 2019).

Press release: UN Women urges leaders and advocates to “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” on International Women’s Day

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The United Nations’ gender equality entity puts spotlight on public services, income security, safe spaces and technology to advance progress for women and girls

Over 100 young women from Amman and Zarqa graduate from professional development trainings to access the labour market

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Held under the esteemed patronage and at the presence of the Minister of Labor, H.E. Mr. Samir Murad, Education for Employment (EFE-Jordan) 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") and the Governments of Japan and France, organized a graduation ceremony for 100 women who benefitted from job training and job placement and career direction, programmes in late 2018. ...

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