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"Enhancing women participation in social and economic life in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan"
1. Elaboration of a study on priority issues to achieve gender equality in Jordan
The study contains a presentation of the current situation in Jordan as regards promotion of equal rights for men and women, the Greek and European experience in the respective fields and an action plan to improve women's participation in social and economic life.
2. Organization of study visits and workshops
This activity included
a) The organization of a study visit of members of Jordanian NGOs in Athens
from 12th to 16th June 2005. During their visit in Athens the NGO members participated
in a workshop held at the CECL's premises, during which they got acquainted
with the European gender equality policy and they were informed about the Greek
experience in achieving gender equality in selected fields, such as family law,
combating violence against women and promoting gender equality in employment.
They also visited the General
Secretariat for Gender Equality
, Greece's public institution responsible
for gender issues, as well as the Research
Centre on Gender Equality Issues
, an institution conducting research on
gender issues and providing consulting and other services to women.
b) The organization of a second workshop in Amman on 3rd October 2005 with the
participation of Greek experts, members of Jordanian governmental institutions,
the Jordanian National Commission for Women and NGOs committed in women's rights
in Jordan. During the workshop were presented the activities of the project
and the results of the elaborated study. The participants exchanged views and
experiences in subject matters related to the project, such as enhancing participation
in economic life and improving institutional mechanisms for promoting gender
All project activities were financed by the International Development Cooperation
Department of the Hellenic Ministry
of Foreign Affairs (Hellenic Aid).
Duration - Location - Languages
The project has had an overall duration of 10 months (January
- October 2005).
The project activities have been implemented in Athens and Amman.
The languages of the project are English, Arab and Greek.