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Japan supports establishing emergency center at Zaatari

By Nicole Kuhn
German human rights activist

Amman(womeninjordan)—The Government of Japan has extended to UNICEF a grant in total of eight million US dollars to finance the project “Multi-sectoral emergency response to assist the most vulnerable children, youth and women in Jordan”.According to a press release issued by the Japanese embassy in Amman . The opening ceremony of the new Makani center, which was constructed and equipped ... Read More »

Together for the Empowerment of Women


Amman(womeninjordan)– (United Nations Information Centre) — On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the UN Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC-Beirut) and the Communications and Information Unit (ECIU) at the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), in collaboration with the UN-ESCWA Centre for Women, are organizing a panel discussion entitled “Together for the Empowerment of Women”, on Monday 9 ... Read More »

United Nations (OCHA) organizes a roundtable on “Enhancing the Role of the Media in Humanitarian Action”


Amman(womeninjordan)—The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and TV Host, Presenter and Strategic Philanthropy Advisor, Ms. Muna Abu Sulayman, will organize a roundtable discussion and dinner with editor in chiefs and senior journalists on “Enhancing the Role of the Media in Humanitarian Action”. The event will take place on 15 February 2015, 18.00-21.30, at the Four ... Read More »

Jordanian experts in Juvenile Justice prepare for World Congress —Swiss Embassy

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Ammn(womeninjordan)—- With the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan and Terre des hommes Lausanne, a dozen of experts in juvenile justice, belonging to national and international organizations, met today at the Bristol hotel in Amman to prepare together the second juvenile justice world congress that will take place from 26th to 30th of January 2015 in Geneva. The ... Read More »

Healing through art in Azraq camp


Amman(womeninjordan)– In Jordan’s vast and desolate eastern desert, Azraq refugee camp houses some 12,000 Syrians who have fled the brutal conflict in their country. While living conditions are tough, the camp provides safety and an opportunity to move on from the horrors of war. For the children, who make up half of the population, being a child again means recovering ... Read More »

100-150 Iraqi refugees arrive in Jordan every day — Caritas


AMMAN(womeninjordan)– — With more than 4,000 Iraqi Christians currently residing in Jordan, it is time for holistic and swift action to provide them with basic needs, mainly education, officials said Tuesday. To that end, the Social Development Ministry on Tuesday formed a steering committee to integrate 750 Iraqis into schools. Chaired by Social Development Minister Reem Abu Hassan, the committee’s ... Read More »

First ever Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists held on 2 November


Amman(womeninjordan)—Over the past decade 700 journalists have been killed because of their reporting activities. The majority of these deaths were deliberate murders committed in connection with journalists’ denunciation of crime and corruption. Ninety percent of these cases are not investigated, either because of insufficient resources or a lack of political will. Inadequate response by the judiciary means that many of ... Read More »

Japan holds Anti Human Trafficking Awareness Raising in Irbid


Amman(weomeninjordan)– Under the patronage of Princess BasmaBintTalal, the Embassy of Japan in partnership with IOM held a Recognition Ceremony for the Participants in “Anti Human Trafficking Awareness Raising in Irbid Governorate” The Ceremony took place on Wednesday,in Irbid Governorate and was attended by HRH Princess Basma, Mr. Norimasa Yoshida; First Secretary and Head of Economic Section at the Embassy of ... Read More »

72 Syrians cross border over past 24 hours


AMMAN(womeninjordan)– — Border guards received 72 Syrian refugees over the past 24 hours, the Jordan Armed Forces said on Thursday. The new arrivals included children, women and the elderly, in addition to ill and injured people who were provided with the necessary treatment. Arrangements were made to transfer the refugees to the Zaatari and Azraq camps. Petra Read More »

Princess Basma discusses plight of Arab women with regional MP coalition


AMMAN(womeninjordan)— — In response to the critically heightened mistreatment of women in a region embroiled in conflict, a recently formed regional coalition of women MPs met on Thursday with HRH Princess Basma and discussed its aim to shape policies that address gender issues, particularly the violence and exploitation of women. The “Coalition of Women MPs from Arab Countries for Combating ... Read More »

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