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UN Launches First Online Platform Dedicated for Peace


Amman(womeninjordan)—- The number of social media websites found on the Internet today is uncountable, but there isn’t a single one exclusively dedicated to promoting the culture of peace. With newsfeeds filled with conflicts, terrorism, and political problems, it’s clear that Peace needs a digital home. This is the driving force behind Civic Peace Corps, a new social media platform initiated ... Read More »

A facelift for Amman’s artisanal businesses

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Amman(womeninjordan)—Custom-made logos, individual lettering, business cards to match – corporate design is something of a luxury in Jordan, especially for small artisan businesses with little or no advertising budgets. Now, two young graphic designers in Amman are coming to their aid with some fresh ideas. By Daniela Schroeder An eye-catching logo is affixed to the narrow shop window. There are ... Read More »

Social Security Corporation to monitor rights of private school employees


AMMAN (womeninjordan)–— The Social Security Corporation (SSC) on Saturday said it seeks to include teachers and staff members of private schools under its umbrella. The corporation has addressed the ministries of education and labour, in addition to other concerned bodies, to form a committee that monitors the rights of private school employees, according to a statement e-mailed to The Jordan ... Read More »

Bakhit highlights efforts to boost women’s role


AMMAN (womeninjordan)–— Senator Marouf Bakhit, Senate 2nd deputy president, on Thursday highlighted the country’s efforts to boost the role of women at the political, economic and social levels. During a meeting with a delegation from the Arab Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Violence against Women, Bakhit briefed them on the country’s achievements through its reform drive, which included amendments to one-third ... Read More »

Jordanians to look for crescent moon on Friday


AMMAN(womeninjordan)– –– Jordanians will look for the crescent moon (hilal) at sunset on Friday, which means that the fasting month of Ramadan will begin either Saturday or Sunday. Last week, Chief Islamic Justice Ahmad Hilayel called on the public to look for the crescent moon, which marks the beginning of the holy month, on Friday. Anyone who sees the moon ... Read More »

Rummanah campsite reopens for tourists


AMMAN (womeninjordan)–— The Dana Biosphere Reserve’s Rummanah campsite has reopened for tourists with the advent of spring, according to its director, Amer Rfou. The Rummanah Campsite opens for tourists in spring and closes in November every year when temperatures at the reserve, which features steep mountains, deep valleys and plains, dip, Rfou said on Wednesday. The Dana Biosphere Reserve houses ... Read More »

MPs limit journalism profession to BA degree holders


AMMAN (womeninjordan)–— The Lower House on Tuesday defined the eligibility of any individual aspiring to become a member of the Jordan Press Association (JPA), limiting the journalism profession to holders of bachelor’s degrees. The decision was taken during deputies’ deliberations over the draft amendments to the JPA Law. MPs endorsed a provision in the legislation under which holders of high ... Read More »

German-Jordanian Football Highlight

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Amman(womeninjordan)–In a press release published by the German embassy in Amman ,the women’s team of Germany’s football flagship is in Jordan. Thanks to the hospitality of the Jordanian Football Association and the personal engagement of His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, Bayern Munich is visiting Jordan for the second time since 2011. During their stay they will play ... Read More »

Jordan discusses obtaining “Democratic Partner” status with EU


Amman(womeninjordan)– — Jordan on Monday discussed drafting a report on its application to obtain the “Democratic Partner” status with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. This issue was the focus of a meeting between Deputy Chairman of the Jordanian Independent Elections Commission, Riyad Al Shaka’a, and Deputy Chairman of the Political and Democratic Affairs Committee at the EU ... Read More »

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