Zarqaa Governorate is considered one of the most important industrial hubs in Jordan. Women working in its factories are enduring hard working conditions. Additionally, female workers lack training and professional development opportunities, which reduces their chances of having access to senior positions or even promotion. Based on field visits and interviews, this diagnosis explores the working environment of female workers in Zarqaa. It also provides several recommendations for improving their situation.
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.