United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN)

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN)

UN Women Country Office in Jordan was established in December 2012 to address challenges and priorities relevant to promoting gender equality and  women´s empowerment. The country office focuses on a number of  programmatic initiatives including: enhancing women’s economic empowerment; making gender equality priorities central to national, local and sectorial planning  and budgeting, through Gender-responsive budgeting Programme; expanding  women’s voice, leadership and participation through effective political participation, particularly in the national and local elections; ending violence against women; strengthening implementation of the women, peace and security  agenda. 

Through a network of staff and partners at the national level, UN Women has been engaged in activities to ensure implementation of its mandate and strategic plan for 2014 - 2017. These activities include encouraging legislative and policies review to strengthen women participation in all fields, gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. 

Website :jordan.unwomen.org