Jordan
Mr. Fathi AL-Nsour
Director General
Department of Statistics- DOS
P.O. Box 2015 Amman 11181, Jordan
Phone: 9626-5300715 & 9626-5300700
Fax: 9626-5300710 & 9626-5300720
Gender Focal Points or Gender Units:
Ms. Manal Sweidan
Head of Gender Statistics Division
Department of Statistics - DOS
P.O. Box 2015 Amman 11181, Jordan
Phone: 00962-6-5300700
Mobile: 00962-797194154
Fax: 00962-6-5300710
Ms. Amani Joudeh
Statistician
Department of Statistics – DOS
P.O. Box 2015 Amman 11181, Jordan
Phone: 00962-6-5300700
Mobile: 00962-797194154
Fax: 00962-6-5300710
Ms. Aysha AbouShaira,
Statistician
Department of Statistics - DOS
P.O. Box 2015 Amman 11181, Jordan
Phone: 00962-6-5300700
Mobile: 00962-797194154
Fax: 00962-6-5300710
Ms. Lama Al-Mitwalli
Statistician
Department of Statistics - DOS
P.O. Box 2015 Amman 11181, Jordan
Phone: 00962-6-5300700
Mobile: 00962-797194154
Fax: 00962-6-5300710
Ms. Zarefh Ennab
Statistician
Department of Statistics - DOS
P.O. Box 2015 Amman 11181, Jordan
Phone: 00962-6-5300700
Mobile: 00962-797194154
Fax: 00962-6-5300710
Background
The gender statistics unit was established in 2004 with 5 statisticians. The entity is reporting to the Directorate of Population and Social Statistics. They coordinate gender statistics with line ministries/ departments/ agencies. The gender unit implemented training programs related to gender statistics. It is one of the most important members in providing data that reflects the status of women in the Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women report (CEDAW). The gender unit focuses on developing the gender statistics and expands its dissemination by publishing Woman and Man reports; they conducted agricultural censuses and surveys, studies on Household and Women’s participation in the informal sector. They prepared a database on working Woman at the ministry of Labour and trained the directorate’s staff on how to use and update the database, and how to create graphs. There are provisions governing the production and/or dissemination of gender statistics in other legal framework.
Objectives
1.     Establish gender database and update it
2.     Analyze data obtained from surveys and censuses from a gender perspective
3.     Increase awareness of gender statistics

GENDER STATISTICS PUBLICATIONS

Gender Statistics Report in Jordan

 

2012 (Arabic)

 

This report is prepared within the framework of cooperation between the Department of Statistics (DoS) and the Danish Information Center for Women and Gender "KVINFO". The goal of this cooperation is to develop and integrate the gender statistics in Jordan into development policies and programs at the local and national level. Other goals include raising the level of awareness of the importance of this type of statistics to development issues and improving national capacity for producing high quality statistics and indicators which are consistent with gender in addition to analyzing and disseminating these data.

 

Woman & Man In Jordan 2012
 

Woman & Man In Jordan In Figures
2010 (English and Arabic)
This booklet contains most important indicators classified by gender that help the policy makers, decision makers and researchers in respective fields such as decision-making, policy – formulation and community development programs. It also aims at promoting cooperation between data producers and users for producing gender-related indicators and statistics, improving the use of statistical data as a tool of support to encourage change, provide a platform for sharing experiences, adopt a uniform measuring frame for producing gender statistics and register the best practices.
Electronic copy required

Gender Statistics “Between the Present and the Future”
2009 (Arabic)
Gender statistics “between the present and the future”,2009 is an analytical paper that summarize  the achievements made by the Division of Gender Statistics at the DoS regarding the importance of integrating a gender perspective in the Department of Statistics procedures and regulations as well as in the collection of data. It also sheds light on monitoring and evaluation mechanisms used to mainstream gender in the statistical system.
Electronic copy required

Women and Men in Jordan in Figures
2008 (English and Arabic)
The Department of Statistics (DoS) published the booklet titled “Woman and Man in Jordan”, to present gender issues and development in figures and graphs. It focuses on several characteristics of major gender gaps between man and woman. The Department of Statistics (DoS) was very keen to develop the gender statistics in order to expand its dissemination for identifying various forms of the prevailing gender gaps and their impact on the march of community development.
Electronic copy required

1999 (Arabic) 
Produced with funding from the UNDP and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), this report is the first of its kind to be released by the Central Bureau of Statistics in Jordan.  The report focuses on the main socio-economic and developmental aspects of Jordanian society, bringing to the forefront existing gender gaps.  Areas covered include: population and households, work and economic activity, health and reproduction, as well as internal migration and public utilities. (Arabic, 189 pgs)
Electronic copy required

GENDER-FOCUSED PUBLICATIONS
Study on Women – Headed Households
2010 (Arabic)
This study aims at highlighting the most important attributes that characterize this group of women in the Jordanian society. To this end, indicators have been drawn from the data available at the Department of Statistics to profile the demographic, social and economic development that took place in Households headed by Women. The study does not stop at this point, but goes a step forward beyond it by comparing the indicators for the current situation with the same indicators collected in the past -where possible and available -to track the developments related to specific group of women.
Electronic copy required

Participation of Women in the Informal Labor Sector within the Greater Amman Municipality
2010 (Arabic)
In view of the fact that some economically active women are not involved in any economic institutions represents part of the problem (i.e., prevents achieving total coverage of the woman's work) ,thus the picture of their real economic status remains not clear, therefore leading to inaccurate judgments about their economic contribution and role. This is the first survey to be conducted in Jordan aiming at provide useful analytical findings on women’s participation in the informal economy and home-based entrepreneurship at the Greater Amman Municipality. Accordingly, the women’s economic participation in the informal sector is identified and the reasons behind working at home are known.  Moreover, this survey is also considered as a part of the regional project being implemented in some Arab capitals such as Beirut, Cairo, Sana’a and Oman for the purpose of facilitating international comparisons related to statistical data on this phenomenon and to provide gender indicators required by local, regional and international agencies.
Electronic copy required

Economic Marginalization of Jordanian Women
2008 (Arabic)
 

Women’s Participation in the Informal Labour Sector
The Jordanian National Commission for Women
2008 (Arabic)
 

Empowerment Map of the  Jordanian women
2008 (Arabic)
This study represents a new beginning in measuring the Jordanian women’s participation at the governorate level. This is the first one of its kinds among the Arab countries in highlighting the dimension of regional disparities in Women's Empowerment using “Regional Gender Equality Index (RGEI)” as a measuring tool.
Electronic copy required

The Status of Jordanian Women: Demographic , Economic Participation, Political Participation and Violence Against Women
2004 (Arabic)
The report presents statistical description of the status of women and gender parities in Jordan in four areas: demographic, economic participation, political participation and violence. The objective of this report is to acquire knowledge on the status of women through provision of data and by using technical sources in the fields of collection, classification and analysis that are honest, neutral and transparent.

Social Roles of Working Women  in Each of Jordan,  Syria and Lebanon
National Commission for Lebanese Women
2004 (Arabic)
 
Electronic copy required
 

Jordanian Women in the ICT Space
2002 (English)
 
 
Electronic copy required
 
 

 
Small Areas Development Projects Available to the Jordanian Women
Economic and Social Analysis
Summary
1994 (Arabic)
 
 
 
Electronic copy required

Status of Jordanian Women in the ICT Space
(English)
 
 

GENDER-BASED SURVEY
Violence Against Women - Assessing the Situation in Jordan
Task force on violence against women of the Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality
2008 (English)
 

Status of Violence Against Women in Jordan
National Council for Family Affairs
2008 (English)
 

HANDBOOKS
Gender Audit Study at the Department of Statistics and its Offices
2007 (Arabic)
The importance of this study is emphasized in being the first to attempt analyzing polices and development plans used by the Department to indicate the gender incorporation within its structure. To identify the level of qualitative gender equality in the plans of the Department, in terms of Equal chances for both male and female employees in training courses, scholarships, and conferences both internally and abroad, job levels, salary increases, and chances for leadership positions. Review the integrity and fairness of all women related legislations. To identify the awareness level for both male and female employees regarding the concept of gender through exploring how far there is knowledge about the correlation between social gender and the sex and how is this related to the social and demographic characteristics (Sex, age, education level and marital status) also it’s relation to the job description elements (position, current level, job category, seniority). Identifies male and female employee trends toward feminine and masculine views in different aspect like (education, work, and planning ability …etc). Identify the characteristics that fit the femininity and masculinity image from their point of view and according to different professions
Electronic copy required

TECHNICAL MATERIALS
Jordanian Women in Statistical Portrait
Brochure
2007 (Arabic & English)
The aim of this pamphlet was to portray the status of women in various areas (e.g. demographic, population, health, education, labor, political participation etc). The content of this publication was based on data provided by the Department of Statistics/ Gender Statistics Division for which critical gender issues have been identified and are hence addressed

Jordanian Women Between the Past and the Present
Reference booklet
1999 (Arabic)
 
 

Translating and Dubbing the Film Titled: “Assessment of Programs Using Gender Prospective”
(English)
Gender Statistics Division at the Department of Statistics (DoS) has worked on encouraging international cooperation to support the regional, national and international efforts for developing and using the gender related analysis and statistics through providing institutional support to the Gender Statistics Division at the (DoS) in order to enable its staff to benefit from the best practices available globally and internationally.  The process of translating and dubbing the subject film is a live example on the benefit that could be gained from the best practices noting that the Division got benefited from the Danish experience. The Danish Ministry of Equity has utilized the modern means of communication to create an animated film in which the characters speak in a friendly manner to the viewers about the importance of using the gender concept when assessing a program.  Due to the importance of this experience, which is the first of its kind, the Division in cooperation with the Jordanian National Committee for Woman Affairs translated the film scripts and dubbed the voices.  The original copy of the film could be found on the following

CEDAW REPORTS
Initial, second, third & fourth reports
1997, 1999 & 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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