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Last updated: April 07, 2022

April 5, 2022

On the final day of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin and 36 youth participated in a workshop on strategies to reduce gender-based violence. The youth gender champions provided recommendations and next steps for designing a system to refer victims of Gender-Based Violence for youth under the age of 29. During the workshop, USAID Mission Director in Jordan Sherry F. Carlin and the Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) Dr. Salma Nims, had open discussions with youth members of the Gender Inclusion Learning Club about the main socio-economic challenges facing youth, including Gender-Based Violence.  The workshop led to action plans to adopt recommendations to address Gender-Based Violence in Jordan. 

April 5, 2022

Maha Yameen, 28, who is currently studying for a PhD in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from Yarmouk University, did not choose Special Education as a career; it chose her. As she puts it, "I love my work so much!" but at the beginning of the pandemic when Jordan was under a strict lockdown, Maha had to stop her in-person sessions with children with disabilities and she was worried that the last two years of the progress they’d made was going to be lost.

April 5, 2022

Hussien Smadi, a 28 year-old from Ajloun, is passionate about filmmaking and multimedia. Using an old laptop and accessing online courses, Hussein spent hours teaching himself video production until he could turn his passion into a career. However, he lacked experience and proper resources. 

April 5, 2022

It was a hard transition for Ahmad’s family from living the stability in Syria, into living in a tent in a different country. He had to give up the most important pillar of the family values which was education, as Ahmad’s father used to be a school principal, and now his sons had to work in farming, and live in a tent in Mafraq lacking all that we take for granted as necessities of life. 

April 5, 2022

“I used to draw and then immediately tossed the painting; I was scared that these paintings were not good enough.” Says Ala’a.

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