No Street for Men: Redefining Public Spaces in the Face of Street Harassment in Jordan
In the absence of legal reforms that truly protect women from street harassment, Jordanian women are taking steps to stand up for themselves and empower one another.
The Singular Case of Forced Marriage Among Jordan's Urban Refugee Girls
As the conflict in Syria swells to a crisis of global proportions, neighboring countries continue to endure its singularly intricate implications. Over the last six years, Jordan has been safe haven to about 1.5 million Syrian refugees. While some reside in camps specially constructed for them, the two-thirds of refugees who fled their homes are displaced inside the country, falling into the category of the so-called 'urban refugee' and mingling with urban and rural communities alike.
Wed to Their Rapists: Women in Jordan Cry Out for Justice
Amina was born in Morocco. She was young, beautiful and forced to marry her own rapist.
Fighting Vulnerabilities and Forging Resilience for Women in the Digital Age
There's no place in this world where a woman deserves to be victim of malicious intentions, abused or publicly shamed, and the online space is no exception. The concept of privacy has long been a central predicament when speaking of women's human rights. Amongst other forms of abuse of women's freedoms – such as cyber-bullying, cyber-stalking, trafficking in human beings, hate speech, incitement to hatred – stealing and disseminating privately shared information and imagery (the so-called 'revenge porn') is an increasingly common crime that deserves special attention.
Banned from Driving for Being a Woman in Saudi Arabia
One of the most obvious illustrations of gender discrimination in Saudi Arabia, and perhaps one of the most impactful on women's well-being, is the ban on women from driving. What explains the ban, and what has been done to address it?
Health Awareness: A Neglected Women's Rights Issue?
As October – the Breast Cancer Awareness Month – comes to an end, it is important to discuss women's healthcare under a women's rights spotlight, and analyse how the trajectory has changed since the feminist movement was born.
The Deserts of the Levant: A Backdrop for Gender Inequality
The Levant region is home to some of the most dramatic deserts in the world, with a harsh climate mitigated only by the beauty of the landscape and the unparalleled hospitality of its people – the Bedouins, or “dwellers of the deserts.” But hidden amid the escarpments and majestic cliffs, sexism has hampered social wife for local women.
A Girl's Education: Untangling The Problem in Rural Jordan
IWI news writer Camilla Caraccio discusses the education females in Jordan as a tool to make societies truly equitable. By doing so, girls will grow into empowered women, able to take charge of their own well being as citizens.