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Women and girls’ rights ‘precarious’ in Middle East and North Africa

10 December 2020

Contradictory laws and policy loopholes are perpetuating lifelong discrimination against girls and women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, new analysis by Plan International has found.

Plan International volunteer distributes hygiene kits in Azraq refugee camp, Jordan.

Jordan sees increase in domestic violence, poor access to family planning

20 May 2020

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. 

Saja Takes Over Swedish Embassy in Amman

Day of the Girl 2019: Girls take over in Jordan

17 October 2019

Girls in Jordan took over diplomatic, media and administrative roles as part of the Girls Get Equal campaign and part of the International Day of the Girl celebrations.

Chelsea Football Club provide training for refugee children

27 November 2018

Chelsea Football Club Ambassador and former women’s team captain, Katie Chapman, visited Azraq camp in Jordan to bring the joy of football to refugee children.

Celebrating International Day of the Girl 2018 in Jordan

26 November 2018

International Day of the Girl 2018 was celebrated in Jordan with a series of events designed and led by girls as part of the global #GirlsTakeover campaign.

Girls in classroom, Jordan

Victory for girls' rights in Jordan

8 August 2017

On 1 August 2017, the Jordanian parliament took the historic decision to repeal Article 308 of its penal code, which allowed rapists to avoid prosecution if they married their victims. Plan International has been working with host communities and Syrian refugees in the country since 2016.