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4 December 2017
Press Release
"Underage" by Alaa Rustum.

Winners Announced for Global Cartoon Competition Highlighting "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence"

AMMAN, 4 December 2017 – The United Nations Population Fund Jordan (UNFPA), Seven Circles and cartoonist Omar Al Abdallat today announced the winners of their joint online cartoon competition as part... Read more

13 November 2017
Press Release

UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, Concludes First Official Visit to Jordan

AMMAN, 13 November 2017 – Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today concluded a three-day mission to Jordan.  ... Read more

22 October 2017
News

Cartoon Competition on Domestic Violence and Child Marriage for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

From 25th November, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to 10th December, the Human Rights Day - 16 days of Activism, is a time to join hands and forces to... Read more

11 October 2017
News

From child bride to beauty expert: one Jordanian woman’s story

Amman, JORDAN – On most weekday afternoons, you can find 22-year-old Hiba* working at a salon in Amman. She has a long list of loyal customers and a steady income. But what few of her clients know... Read more

8 March 2017
Statement

Universal access to sexual and reproductive health—the key to gender equality

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017 Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from... Read more

8 March 2017
News

شجرة الصفصاف امرأة قوية في مجتمع متهالك

  يقال أن المرأة نصف المجتمع، أو أنها أنها كشجرة صفصاف تلقي بظلالها على من حولها، أي أنها تحميهم وتمنع عنهم الأذى. وقد وضعت المنظمات الدولية المعنية بحقوق المرأة موضوع النوع الاجتماعي على رأس... Read more

23 February 2017
Press Release
CANADIAN MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LA FRANCOPHONIE VISITS UNFPA SUPPORTED CLINIC IN JORDAN

Canadian Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Visits UNFPA-Supported Clinic in Jordan

Amman, February 23, 2017 – “Tell me what is your greatest difficulty?” asked the Minister of Development and La Francophonie Cooperation, Marie-Claude Bibeau  to a group of Syrian refugee women at a... Read more

11 October 2016
Press Release

Making Girls Count in the Sustainable Development Goals Era

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016 “Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita,... Read more

12 July 2016
News
Mother and Child Say "No" to Child Marriage in Zaatari

Mother and Child Say "No" to Child Marriage in Zaatari

  Saba’s smile can brighten a whole room, or the caravan that she shares with her family in Zaatari camp for refugees in Jordan. The 16 year old dynamic Syrian young woman lives in the camp with her... Read more

29 June 2016
News

Caring for the crisis-affected mothers of Quneitra, Syria

  QUNEITRA, Syria – As the explosions of an aerial attack on Syria’s Quneitra governorate rained down around her, teenaged Batool struggled through her first childbirth, to twins – without access to... Read more

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