Strengthening resilience and empowering Jordanian women and Syrian refugees victims of gender-based violence in Jordan against COVID 19
The Arab Women Organization of Jordan (AWO) is working to contribute to the goals of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the organization is focused on addressing the increased vulnerability to gender-based violence (GBV) experienced by women and girls during the pandemic and the impact after, as well as providing GBV and legal support services to Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanian women.
One of the main outcomes of this project is addressing the problem of increased domestic violence against women during the COVID-19 lockdown and after, as GBV cases tends to increase during emergencies.
The project also aimes to provide GBV and legal support services to Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanian women at AWO safe spaces. This includes providing “case management” for individual cases and group counseling, as well as legal guidance and assistance on specific topics that can help reduce violence against these women. The case manager works to provide timely and compassionate support to survivors, while maintaining confidentiality and respecting the needs and wishes of survivors.
Finally, the project aims to improve women’s income generation through the strengthening of livelihoods. This could involve providing skills training or other resources to help women develop new sources of income or improve their existing income-generating activities. By improving women’s economic independence and empowerment, the project hopes to help reduce their vulnerability to GBV and other forms of violence.