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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

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

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

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

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

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