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Even though Jordan has achieved a significant degrees of gender equality in many fields, especially health and education, the contribution of women to the overall economic activity in Jordan in 2014 amounted to a mere 12.6% of the total – roughly the same as in 1995. This study aims to explore the realities faced by Jordanian women workers in the private sector, it pays special attention to the banking, tourism, information technology, and transformative industry sectors.The objectives of the studies are to: Identify the economic and political factors that affect the work of women in the private sector; Understand the role of government policies in stimulating the private sector towards employing women; -Identify the conditions and reasons that motivate women to engage and work in the private labour market; - Explore employers’ attitudes towards women’s work in the private sector; - Identify the attitudes of men working in the private sector towards the economic participation of women; - Identify the major challenges faced by employers in the private sector when employing women.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.
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