Together with our partner organizations in the MENA region, we have produced policy overviews that describe the situation for women, peace and security in several countries. The overviews offer recommendations for how Sweden, the EU and the UN can act to ensure the implementation of Resolution 1325 in each country. Now the turn has come to Jordan.
There are currently almost 750, 000 refugees in Jordan. In many cases, female refugees lack income opportunities and access to sexual and reproductive health care and are exposed to gender-based violence.
The top echelons of Jordan have embraced parts of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, but this has been done to some extent at the expense of other civil liberties and rights, including freedom of association, which has limited women’s civil society organizations’ ability to organize.
In line with Jordan’s National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security, Jordan has given priority to increasing women’s participation in the security sector. However, not enough is being done to increase women’s participation in political decision-making and in the labor market.
- Defend women’s rights groups’ right to organize.
- Help protect women on the run in Jordan.
- Increase women’s participation in political decision-making and in the labor market.
Read the full policy overview below.