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20 December 2018

UNFPA and Seven Circles Announce Winners of Their “Youth Empowerment Online Cartoon Competition”

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in Jordan and Seven Circles today announced the winners of their joint “Youth Empowerment Online Cartoon Competition”, which they launched on 1 November in... Read more

29 November 2018
Press Release

#SpeakUpJO Fair Commemorates Collective Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence in Jordan

On 29 November 2018, the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Sub-Working Group (SGBV SWG) organized a joint event at Ras Al Ain Hangar to celebrate collective efforts to prevent and respond to gender-... Read more

25 November 2018
Press Release

UNFPA Jordan Launches “#SpeakUpJO: 16 Voices on Sexual Harassment” Social Media Campaign

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Jordan today launched the “#SpeakUpJo: 16 Voices on Sexual Harassment” social media campaign to mark this year’s “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-... Read more

1 November 2018

UNFPA and Seven Circles Launch Month-Long Youth Empowerment Online Cartoon and Short Film Competitions with Cash Prizes

The United Nations Population Fund Jordan (UNFPA) and Seven Circles today launched both the Youth Empowerment Online Cartoon Competition, in collaboration with renowned cartoonist Omar Al Abdallat,... Read more

17 October 2018
Press Release

The power to choose the number, timing and spacing of children can bolster economic and social development, new UNFPA report shows

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 October 2018--The global trend towards smaller families is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, when they... Read more

19 August 2018

Urgent Efforts Needed to Protect Women and Girls in Crises

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day 2018 Women and girls uprooted by war or disaster are at heightened risk of rape, exploitation and abuse. Yet reaching... Read more

11 July 2018

Family planning is a human right: a message for World Population Day

Statement by Laila Baker, UNFPA Jordan Representative   Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of... Read more

23 May 2018

Leaving no one behind: Let us commit to ending fistula now!

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2018 Pregnancy and childbirth should be among the happiest of occasions in a woman’s... Read more

19 April 2018

Austrian President and First Lady Visit UNFPA Sites in Zaatari Refugee Camp

AMMAN, Jordan, 19 April 2018 – President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen and First Lady of Austria Doris Schmidauer today visited sites supported by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in... Read more

7 January 2018

Among Syrian refugees, dispelling myths about contraceptives

AMMAN, Jordan – “I don’t want more kids and I’m afraid to get pregnant,” said Fatima*, a 37-year-old Syrian refugee and mother of six, at a UNFPA-supported clinic in Jordan’s capital, Amman. But for... Read more