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Queen honors outstanding teachers, urges them to lead educational renaissance


Amman(womeninjordan)— Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah honored the winners of the 2016 Queen Rania Awards for Excellence in Education (QRAEE) in a ceremony on Tuesday 13 of December, and urged a collective effort by all education professionals in order to strengthen the Kingdom’s learning landscape. In the award ceremony, held at Al Hussein Youth City’s Palace of Culture, Her ... Read More »

Switzerland supports the ambulance services of the Jordan Civil Defense


Amman(womeninjordan)—–Switzerland and Jordan have joined forces to improve ambulance services of the Jordan Civil Defense (JCD). Through a mixed loan, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is supplying JCD with 143 fully equipped paramedical ambulances for a total amount of 12.3 million Jordanian dinars (JOD) of which 50% are financed through grants and 50% through loan.According to a ... Read More »

Women Leaders in Entrepreneurship: Female social entrepreneurs from across the Arab world convene at the Dead Sea


    Female social entrepreneurs from across the Arab world brought together by the Synergos Institute to collaborate and inspire Amman(womeninjordan)—  Braving the snow storm in Amman was only the first of many challenges shared by the more than 20 female social entrepreneurs who convened at the Dead Sea last month. These female social entrepreneurs, who hail from countries such ... Read More »

2,000 Jordanians gather to denounce IS’ crime


AMMAN(womeninjordan)— — “We must take revenge for Muath [Kasasbeh] and Islam,” Rafe Rifai said on Thursday while carrying a picture of the Jordanian pilot killed by the so-called Islamic State (IS). With a large Jordanian flag on his shoulders, Rifai added that all Jordanians, civilians or military personnel, should realise that their mission is a grand, sacred one. “It is ... Read More »

Winter storms bring more hardship to refugees in Jordan’s Za’atari camp

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Amman(womeninjordan)—Extreme weather has wreaked havoc for Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp over the past few days, flooding homes, collapsing tents and forcing hundreds to wait out the storms in emergency shelters or with neighbours and relatives. Winter storms have swept across Jordan and Lebanon in the past week, bringing heavy snow and rainfall, high winds and freezing temperatures ... Read More »

Ambassador Wells Visits Salt For Economic, Cultural Discussions


Amman(womeninjordan)––U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells visited Salt where she met with Balqa governorate public officials including Governor Saleh Al-Shoshan and Mayor of Salt Eng. Khalid Al-Khishman. They discussed issues of common interest, including investment opportunities, job creation, and women’s empowerment. The visit included a walking tour to the Al-Hammam souk, built at the end of the 19th century and a ... Read More »

For Syrian children, the harsh winter brings more woes


Amman(womeninjordan)–“We really need help to stay warm this winter,” says Ibrahim* (10) who lives with his family in an Aleppo shelter after they were displaced from their home in Aleppo city by the ongoing conflict in Syria. “I know my mum has no way to provide us with winter clothes. Our situation was quite bad last year but this year ... Read More »

Depression forecast to bring heavy rain, thunder and hail

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AMMAN (womeninjordan)–— The country will be affected by a depression on Tuesday that is forecast to bring heavy rain and cause temperatures to drop well below the annual average during this time of the year, a meteorologist said on Monday. The impact of the depression, centred over Cyprus, will start on Tuesday afternoon and cause mercury levels to plunge seven ... Read More »

Queen Rania visits JRF Training and Consultancy Centre/// meets with secretary general of Bahraini women’s council


AMMAN(womeninjordan)— — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Sunday visited the Jordan River Foundation’s (JRF) Training and Consultancy Centre, which provides training programmes in the areas of child safety and community empowerment. During her visit, the Queen stopped by two training sessions on child safety and protection. The first session, titled “Early Childhood Training Operating Nurseries Foundation”, aims to support, promote ... Read More »

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