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Jordanian Women's Union (JWU)

25.09.2015 / Created by (EMWF)

The Jordanian Women’s Union (JWU), headquartered in Amman, is a non-governmental, democratically elected organization that is committed to improving the status of women. It is one of the most prominent and influential women’s organizations in the Arab world and has established strong networks with women’s movements, both nationally and internationally.

Among its services, the JWU has a hotline in which vulnerable or abused women can freely discuss their problems and receive legal, social and psychological counselling. It also has a women’s shelter for abused women and a child guest house that provides a comfortable, relaxed, and non-confrontational environment where, in compliance with a court order, separated/divorced parents can spend time with their children.

JWU also has several legal awareness programs that present women with information on their human rights, how these rights are applied in Jordanian law, what mechanisms exist to protect these rights and how to access these mechanisms when their rights have been violated, as well as a health program that provides medical and clinical services for vulnerable and abused women.