Rural women in Jordan face challenges related to unemployment and political representation.
Over the past ten months, women from across northern Jordan have been participating in leadership trainings and roundtable discussions on women’s empowerment in agriculture and climate change. ACTED has been leading these discussions as part of a UN Women-funded initiative aimed at strengthening rural women’s leadership in agriculture and national advocacy in Jordan.
As part of this initiative, women have engaged in leadership training sessions, where they discussed topics such as the qualities that make a good leader, how to best advocate for change in their communities, and how to challenge the social and gender norms that impact their lives. The participants have demonstrated the true power that women have, and how, when they come together to advocate for women’s empowerment, they become catalysts for positive change.
On March 8th, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, ACTED celebrates the remarkable achievements of over 200 of these women in rural Jordan. “These women have been working so hard these past ten months, they truly embody the spirit of International Women’s Day,” says Mageda, ACTED’s project manager, praising the achievements of the women she has worked closely with over the course of the project. “It is inspiring to see their dedication and commitment to this project, and I cannot wait to see the positive change they bring about in the future.”
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