Participatory Workshop on Developing the Implementation Plan of the National Strategy for Women in Jordan (2020-2025) For Private sector signatory companies on the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)
The Jordan National Commission for Women (JNCW), in cooperation with UN Women, held a participatory workshop with 25 private sector companies that are signatories to the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), believing in the importance of public-private partnership in promoting national economic growth by enabling women and girls to have equal opportunities to participate and lead in the labour market, creating a work environment free of gender-based discrimination, and facilitating access to financial resources to start their own businesses.
Participating institutions were diverse, which included the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, the Amman Stock Exchange and private sector companies that varied in sectors such as the banking and finance sector, the communications and information technology sector, the vocational, education and training sector, as well as the tourism and hotel services sector among others.
This workshop is a part of a series of several workshops that were conducted with the government, private sector, and civil society organizations, with the aim of introducing the National Strategy for Women in Jordan 2020-2025 and identifying the extent to which it intersects with the various fields of work of the different partners and stakeholders. In addition, the session provided the necessary technical assistance to identify the current initiatives and projects that contribute to achieving the Strategy’s outcomes and outputs within the framework of completing the coordination and participatory work between the JNCW and key stakeholders, and also focused on developing the strategic implementation plan for the strategy, national roadmap for achieving Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) in Jordan, through which the government and international funding will be directed to achieve the national priorities within this framework.
The JNCW indicates that the process of designing the development plan for the strategy is being carried out under the supervision of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Women, in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC), and with the support of UN Women through providing technical assistance and support to partners and stakeholders, that is being carried out by the gender advisor and strategic planning in coordination with the working group of the JNCW.
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