Global Development

Women and International Affairs

Reuters/Muhammad Hamed - Women take part in a demonstration after Friday prayers in Amman, held by the Islamic Action Front and other opposition parties to call for an end to Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip, July 18, 2014.

Blog Post

Lifting the Barriers for Economic Progress of Women in Jordan

September 15, 2014, Mayyada Abu Jaber

Despite increased employment opportunities for youth in Jordan, gender economic integration remains a challenge. Mayyada Abu Jaber discusses her forthcoming research on steps to lift the barriers for economic progress of women in Jordan, including increased focus on education.

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