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10 April 2019
Press Release

World must work harder to secure sexual and reproductive rights for all, says new UNFPA report

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 April 2019 — The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own... Read more

24 March 2019

"Empowering Women through Painting – Jordan" Launched at The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts

March 20, 2019, marked the launch date of the Empowering Women through Painting – Jordan book. Around 250 people attended the launch event at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. This one-of-a-... Read more

20 March 2019

#AWomanEvenHere: the story of Reem, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan

Despite her best efforts to build a life out of the ruin, Reem, 26, is grappling with an unshakable anxiety about her future as a refugee. She tried to do everything right. She waited and did not let... Read more

5 March 2019

9 Women and Girls Innovating for Change in Jordan

On the occasion of International Women's Day 2019 on 8 March, the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Working Group, which is co-led by UNFPA and UNHCR and comprised of more than 40 national and... Read more

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