In the frame of the regional project “Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region”, funded by the European Union, a Policy Dialogue on Combating Violence Against Women and Girls and Strengthening Women´s Rights in the Context of Covid - 19 pandemic was held online in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development of Jordan on 21 September 2020.
In the framework of the project “Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region”, funded by the European Union, AWO held two training workshops on Violence Against Women and Girls on 27 - 28 July, 2020 in Irbid and Mafraq governorates in Jordan. The workshops aimed at strengthening the capacities of the CBOs and CSOs on CEDAW, UNSCR 1325, Istanbul Convention, CS Declaration 2017, 4th UfM Ministerial Declaration and legal discrimination within the Jordanian Personal Status Law and Penal Law.
Zeinab, 43, is a mother of seven living in Kofranjeh-Ajloun, Jordan. The job market is tough these days, especially for new graduates like her three daughters, which is why Zeinab had to think outside the box. “My daughters graduated from university and they tried to find jobs but they couldn’t find anything.” Zeinab realised her village was missing a gym and, with her girls having degrees in sports and nutrition, she decided to give it a try and develop a business where they would be employed. She took out a loan in 2018 and opened her gym.
Huda is from Damascus, Syria, she is 42 years old and she lives in Deir Alla, Jordan, with her two children and her husband. “The training was very useful. They taught us how to work as a team, to cooperate and respect each other, in addition to preparing us for a future job."
In the frame of the multi-county project " Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees and host communities”, funded by the European Union through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU MADAD Fund, EuroMed Feminist Initiative in partnership with its partners in Jordan, Business Development Center and Tamkeen Fields for Aid, are inviting the local organizations to present project ideas to support women's access and participation in the labor market and to enhance the supportive services for women in Jordan for the year 2020.