Project profile — Supporting the Implementation of Jordan’s National Action Plan on UNSR 1325 (JONAP)


UN Women (41146)
2018-12-23 - 2022-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Jordan (100.00%)


• Justice, law and order policy, planning and administration:
Justice, law and order policy, planning and administration (15131) (10.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (50.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (30.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to provide technical assistance and capacity-building support that Jordan requires to effectively implement its Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP) 2018-2022 to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security . The JONAP is a key policy framework for addressing Jordan’s security and stability challenges, and it has a strong focus on ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of Canada’s contribution to this pooled fund include: (1) enhanced capacity to develop and deliver gender-sensitive security, justice and social services to women at risk, including refugee women; and (2) improved gender norms to recognize the importance of gender equality and the role of women in decision-making and in peacebuilding.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2020 include: (1) the project helped the security sector agencies (Jordanian Armed Forces-JAFand Public Security Directorate-PSD) increase the number of uniformed women in the field: JAF women officers increased to 1.4%, and PSD women officers increased to 5.92%. Jordanian women’s representation in UN Peacekeeping Missions increased substantially in PSD from 3.6% in 2019 to 21.1%. Also, JAF increased its female representation from 13% to14%; (2) the project supported the PSD and the JAF to develop and start implementing their Gender Mainstreaming Strategies (GMS) for 2021-2024. In addition, with guidance from the project, the PSD and JAF created structures to oversee and report on the implementation of the GMS; (3) 113 judges, prosecutors and police officers from the Family Protection Department received training on how to handle gender-based violence (GBV) cases; social and legal and protection issues faced by refugees and vulnerable Jordanian women especially early marriage, inheritance rights and rights related to marriage and divorce under the Personal Status Law; (4) with UN Women’s technical assistance, the General Budget Department and the Jordanian National Commission for Women initiated a high-level discussion on introducting the Gender Functional Classification in various national budget preparation guidance. This supports the efforts on gender-responsive budgeting made by the project to date; (5) four women’s rights organizations (the Jordanian Women Union, Arab Women Organization, the Jordan National Forum for 1325, and Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development) received funding to develop and implement awareness campaigns that address gender-based violence and provide service to gender violence survivors; (6) 11,612 women survivors of violence have increased access to GBV services, including psychosocial assistance, legal advice and shelter in Amman and seven other Governorates. Among them, about 20.5% received legal consultations, 78% received psychosocial consultations, and 1.5% (171 women survivors) benefited from quality shelter services in Amman; and (7) in collaboration with civil society partners, the project enhanced the visibility and progress related to Jordan’s implementation of its National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security. The total outreach of 285 social media and outdoor campaigns reached over 6 million people.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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