Resources on Equality and non-discrimination in the Arab States

  1. Sweden’s State Secretary for International Development Cooperation visits projects on women’s economic empowerment in Jordan

    10 June 2021

  2. Gender Equality and Decent Work in Jordan

    30 April 2021

    The ILO in Jordan works in close partnership with the government and ILO social partners to tackle gender and decent work challenges, particularly among women and youth. Its efforts are consistent with international labour standards as well as the National Strategy for Women in Jordan. This brief document highlights part of ILO’s work to tackle address these issues.

  3. Pay equity in Jordan

    01 April 2021

    With support from the ILO, Jordan created the National Committee for Pay Equity (NCPE) 10 years ago to promote gender pay equity in the country. This document highlights pay equity accomplishments, challenges, and prospects in Jordan.

  4. Assessment of the Maternity Insurance in Jordan

    21 March 2021

    This piece of qualitative research was commissioned by the International Labour Organisation to provide evidence-based research on the impact of Jordan’s maternity Insurance. It is meant to be the starting point for wider consideration of the MI and its effects on female labour force participation as well as the well being and economic stability of women, their spouses, and their dependents. This research also intends to inform the design of a wider nationally-representative study into the MI and its effects as well as on wider Jordanian economy and society.

  5. Fraught but Fruitful: Risks, Opportunities, and Shifting Gender Roles in Syrian Refugee Women’s Pursuit of Livelihoods in Lebanon with Additional Observations from Jordan and Iraq

    15 March 2021

    This report was commissioned by UN Women, ILO and UNHCR to provide evidence-based research that can inform current and future livelihoods programming and promote pathways to increase the safe, dignified and sustainable participation and empowerment of displaced women in the labour force.

  6. Resilient women work hand in hand with the ILO to achieve decent work

    08 March 2021

    As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, we highlighted success stories from resilient Syrian and Jordanian women who have created a better life for themselves and their families with support and guidance from the ILO.

  7. Stories from women working in the field in the ILO’s Jordan EIIP

    08 March 2021

    On International Women’s Day, women who found employment under the ILO’s Employment Intensive Investment Programme in Jordan share how work and increased income have impacted their lives. The Programme is funded by the Government of Germany through KfW, the German Development Bank.

  8. Women managers in Jordan: ILO cautions against taking data out of context

    07 March 2021

  9. “Women in Sports”: ILO youth-centred programme promotes decent work in Jordan

    16 February 2021

  10. ILO and UNICEF collaborate to support vulnerable youth in Iraq to develop skills and transition from training to decent employment, with support from the Government of the Netherlands

    26 January 2021