Plan International began operating in Jordan in 2016 to address the biggest inequalities and violations of children’s rights.
With a huge number of people forced to flee conflict and live far from home across the Middle East, gender inequality, abuse, child labour and a lack of education have become rife and the international response has struggled to keep up.
By focussing on the key issues faced by the most vulnerable children, especially girls, among refugee and host communities, we are working where we are needed most and can have the biggest impact.
Our key areas of work include:
- Ensuring the most vulnerable children have access to a quality education
- Preventing violence, exploitation and supporting children who are survivors of abuse
- Helping young people to gain the skills and knowledge they need to get good jobs.
Support for vulnerable women in Azraq refugee camp
Parenting sessions and emotional support are helping women who have fled conflict in Syria to adapt to their new lives in Jordan.
Jordan sees increase in domestic violence, poor access to family planning
Girls and women in Jordan are at greater risk of gender-based violence due to COVID-19 lockdowns. They are also less able to access sexual and reproductive health services or earn an income, an assessment has found.