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Tamkeen: Empowering Women Business Owners

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

Learn more about how Tamkeen for Sustainable Tourism Development in Jordan is empowering women business owners and small and medium-sized enterprises by enhancing their capacities and facilitating wider access to financial services, resources and trainings.

تعرف/ي على المزيد حول كيفية قيام تمكين لتنمية السياحة المستدامة في الأردن بتمكين صاحبات الأعمال التجارية والمؤسسات الصغيرة والمتوسطة الحجم من خلال تعزيز قدراتهن وتيسير الوصول على نطاق أوسع إلى الخدمات المالية والموارد والتدريبات…

Kindergartens in Jordan: A story of resilience

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

During COVID-19, the Kindergarten sector in Jordan faced closure for almost 18 months. As a result, 5 kindergarten owners formed a committee and began reaching out to multiple governmental organizations and the International Labour Organization. Watch the video to learn more about their journey and perseverance.

خلال COVID-19، واجه قطاع رياض الأطفال في الأردن الإغلاق لمدة 18 شهرًا تقريبًا. ونتيجة لذلك، شكل 5 من أصحاب رياض الأطفال لجنة وبدأوا في التواصل مع منظمات حكومية متعددة ومنظمة…

Amina Mari: Redefining Leadership

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

Explore the inspiring story of Amina Mai, owner of Mehna Factory in Jordan. Breaking gender norms, she empowers both men and women in the workplace, creating a transformative and inclusive environment.

استكشف/ي قصة أمينة مرعي، صاحبة مصنع 'مهنة' في الأردن. بكسر القواعد النمطية، تمكنت أمينة من تمكين الرجال والنساء في مكان العمل.

UN Women Jordan's Oasis Programme: Transforming Lives, Empowering Women

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

UN Women's Oasis programme embodies the spirit of this year's 16 Days of Activism theme: "UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls." Nidal Al-Hajjaj, the Programme Manager, and Hadeel Qunaibi, the Protection Officer, along with Najwa Abu-Zaalan, a beneficiary turned trainer, paint a vivid picture of empowerment and transformation!

Gender Responsive Marketing Toolkit Explainer

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

The gender-responsive marketing toolkit, launched by UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States, provides practical guidance, self-assessment tools, detailed checklists and best practices to companies of all sizes and industries on how to design, roll out and measure the impact of their marketing and advertising campaigns and initiatives with a gender lens. It is designed to raise awareness about how gender equality can be mainstreamed across the marketing and advertising function, in line…

Voices of Resilience: UN Women Jordan's Trailblazing Women Paving the Way in the 16 Days of Activism

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

In the heart of Jordan, where stories of resilience and empowerment intertwine, three remarkable women resembles the meaning of change, dedication to the cause of gender equality. As we embark on the annual global campaign of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the spotlight turns to these unsung heroes. Picture a canvas painted with courage, determination, and the unwavering commitment of individuals who, against the backdrop of challenges, are weaving a narrative of…

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2023 - Lebanon

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

In 2023, the United Nations system in Lebanon in partnership with the National Commission for Lebanese Women, the Gender Working Group and the Gender-Based Violence Working Group have come together to kick off the international campaign on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence to galvanize efforts to prevent and ultimately end the scourge of violence against women and girls, which is escalating amid the current multi-layered crisis in Lebanon.

This video is part of the…

The Oasis of Change: Abeer's Journey towards a Better Future

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

However, life took a difficult turn after her divorce, compounded by a health issue that led to the amputation of her right foot. Her transformative journey at the UN Women operated Oasis Centre in Madaba, funded by the European Union through the Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis, the Madad Fund, in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development, reflects the empowering impact of the Oasis centre on vulnerable women's lives.

Turning the Impossible into Reality: Duaa's Journey Back to Work

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

Dua’a Al-Omari, a 38-year-old Jordanian mother of three children, embarked on a transformative journey through the Hairdressing Training programme at the UN Women operated Oasis centre in Madaba. This opportunity allowed her to integrate into the workforce after a pause in her educational journey. Her determination, combined with the support of her family, enabled her to balance her enrolment in the training with her responsibilities at home. This life-changing path was made possible through…

Ala'a's Path to Resilience and Creativity

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

Ala’a Al-Kasabreh, a mother of 4 daughters from Jordan and a housewife, discovered the EU funded Oasis centre in Madaba through a friend's recommendation. Ala’a passionately recommends the centre to other women, emphasizing, "I always recommend the centre to all women I know; I always tell them to register. My advice to all women is to never stop trying and experiencing new things.”

Stitching Hope: Taghreed's Oasis Centre Journey

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

At the Muwaqqar Oasis Centre in a village located at 30 km south east of the Governorate of the capital Amman, under The Resilience and Empowerment of Vulnerable Women: The Future of Jordan’s Growth and Stability project, supported by the European Union through the Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis, the Madad Fund and in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development, Taghreed Al-Issa's story unfolds. Taghreed embarked on a transformative journey that began when she…

3 - Amplifying the Voice of Women with Disabilities

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

UN Women Lebanon launched its podcast series “UN Women podcasts” amplifying the remarkable voices of women and girls in Lebanon and celebrating their unmatched potential as well as their own gender equality journeys. 

Noelle Tyan, president of the Lebanese Universities League for the Blind (LULB), is the guest of the third episode “Amplifying the voice of women with disabilities”, she explores with Joyce Azzam the multiple discrimination women with disabilities face, the…

UN Women is supporting a journey to reconciliation, healing, and peacebuilding in Lebanon

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

Lebanon has witnessed since the civil war (1975-1990) a series of conflicts that fueled tensions. This violent past has gone undealt with. To address the wounds of violence in Lebanon, a program supported by UN Women and UNDP entitled "Dealing with the Past: Memory for the Future" works on fostering cross-community dialogue and peace and seeks to promote and support reconciliation, re-establishing dignity for victims of war as well as restoring peace and preventing conflicts. This is part of…

2 - Two Generations of Women in Sports

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

UN Women Lebanon launched its podcast series “UN Women podcasts” amplifying the remarkable voices of women and girls in Lebanon and celebrating their unmatched potential as well as their own gender equality journeys. 

In the second episode “Two generations of women in sports”, Joyce Azam discusses with young parkour athlete Ghina Chahwan the complex barriers and deep-rooted negative attitudes that are affecting girls’ enjoyment of sports and causing their disengagement from…

1 - Reinvention of Self

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

UN Women Lebanon launched its podcast series “UN Women podcasts” amplifying the remarkable voices of women and girls in Lebanon and celebrating their unmatched potential as well as their own gender equality journeys. 

In the first episode “Reinvention of self”, Joyce Azzam talks with host Roula Rached from UN Women Lebanon about the struggles she encountered as the first Lebanese mountaineer to climb all seven summits of the world. She examines the challenges she has faced, to…

Women helping their communities & advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

‘Access Kitchen,’ a first of its kind women-led community kitchen in Lebanon supported by UN Women in partnership with the Lebanese Union for People with Physical Disabilities (LUPD), is creating sustainable employment opportunities for women with disabilities.


Operating since June 2022, Access Kitchen became a vibrant hub of camaraderie and shared aspirations built on the common challenges of women. Its members empower one another and break down barriers with each day passing…

UN Women Global Convening Women Leadership for Sustainable Peace - MENA and Afghanistan

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

Twenty-two years after the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace, and security (WPS), the evidence is clearer than ever of the importance of, and need for, this agenda.

In Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, women human rights defenders, leaders, and peace-builders continue to push for peace and are the driving force behind gender equality gains, but their efforts often go unrecognized.

To address this, UN Women organized the Global Convening on…

1 in 3 women globally will experience some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime?

Date: Monday, 31 July 2023

Did you know that one in three women globally will experience some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime? 

The international community is committed to ending Violence Against Women, once and for all. 

But for that to happen, we need to know as much about the situation as possible. 

Because when we have more information, we can see how the picture needs to change.  

That’s why collecting and using data is one of our most…

Highlights of the Empower Her Art Forum 2023

Date: Monday, 31 July 2023

The Empower Her Art Forum is a global event based in Egypt, with the participation of female artists from 34 countries across five continents. In addition to displaying the artists' work, the Forum also includes workshops, direct drawing, and panel discussions. We are also pleased to announce that, for the first time in Egypt, paintings will be printed in Braille to better integrate blind people into a visual art event and the larger society as a whole. Our hope is this will open new…

UN Women Message Commemorating the First Meeting of the Emergency Committee

Date: Monday, 31 July 2023

Armed conflicts in the Arab region have proliferated and have generated a devasting impact on societies, including vulnerable groups of women and girls - particularly among the refugees and displaced, bringing about a number of social, economic and security challenges that have overshadowed women and girls’ security and safety in armed conflicts. 
 
The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 adopted in 2000 on Women, Peace and Security stressed the importance…