As part of The Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) social protection and gender justice programs, the “Building digital capacities for women and girls” project aims to raise women’s self-confidence and better protect them by empowering them with digital knowledge, enhancing their access to digital social services, and introducing them to alternatives ways to access these services, in addition to providing professional on-the-job training to increase their employability.
The project is implemented in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Amman from August until the end of October 2020 and targets women aged 18-30.
The project seeks to empower 30 participants through basic digital skills training and raise their awareness about the existence of digital social services and of electronic platforms, as well as about services having to do with the Covid-19 pandemic. It also seeks to ensure their access to social protection by providing alternatives to traditional methods of reporting cases of violence in society.
The project also aims to enhance young women’s professional capabilities by developing their skills in writing CVs and job applications, in addition to providing social media training for them to better display and adequately market their homemade product. Ten participants will be chosen according to specific criteria to join the one-month on-the-job training at partner community-based organizations.
ARDD will also pilot an independent phone booth at a partner CBO dedicated for women, enabling them to connect directly with entities that fight gender violence and ARDD emergency hotlines for reliable legal assistance.