Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Just and equal economic outcomes for women

About the Women's Access to Economic Justice Project

The World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Gender Gap Report ranked Jordan as 138 out of 144 countries; an already poor status made worse in the context of the impact of migration and displacement caused by the Syrian crisis. “Women’s Access to Economic Justice” was created to address the many obstacles to achieving social and economic justice for women in Jordan. Through ARDD’s extensive work on women’s access to justice finds that economic stability is a major factor leading to stagnation in the status of women’s rights, which by extension impacts their ability to be civically and socially engaged with their community, country, and region.

The Women’s Access to Economic Justice project is unique in that it works towards that goal specifically; just and equal outcomes for women in the economic sphere. Barriers like ill-informed economic decisions, pressure applied to Female Head of Households (FHH), lack of confidence among the poor and vulnerable, and the fear of harassment are some of the problems handled through this project.

Change is possible and sustainable as poor and vulnerable women in Jordan are increasingly empowered to enter the job market and protect themselves with the laws and rights they are justly and equally afforded. Advancements in economic and legal justice are not limited to one person, they affect all those in the community, continuing the trend of change.

This project is supported by the Ford Foundation.

Area of work:
Civic Engagement

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