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Jordan

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 7,270,000
  • Population under 15: 36%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 73.85 years
  • Human Development Index: 77 out of 187
  • World Bank Status: Upper Middle Income
  • Mean Household Composition: 5.1 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 13%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by 18 years): 15%

Sources: World Bank, UNDP, DHS 2012

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List of Organisations

UNICEF,

UNICEF is seeking a Senior Child Protection Specialist in Jordan.

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

This paper from the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action summarises findings from an initial scoping study, which seeks to review how child protection outcomes are captured when monitoring multi-purpose humanitarian cash programmes. The paper proposes a theory of change of the possible links between cash and child protection to inform the development of a monitoring strategy, including hypotheses that humanitarian cash might contribute to prevention of family separation, reduction of family violence, and supporting foster and temporary caregivers to care for separated and unaccompanied children.

UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, CPC Learning Network, The World Bank, The Transfer Project and The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

This webinar reviews some of the new and ongoing work conducted under the Transfer Project, a multi-organizational research and learning initiative. The first presentation will summarize findings from recent reviews published on understanding linkages and impacts of cash transfers and social safety nets on intimate partner violence and violence against children in low- and middle income settings.

A. K. M. Ahsan Ullah - Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies ,

This paper explores how unaccompanied refugee children from Syria made their way to destination countries and how they become unaccompanied and the consequences of being unaccompanied.

Delphine Brun - CARE & Promundo,

With a focus on the situation in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Greece, this report aims to provide a better understanding of the gendered impact of the refugee crisis on unaccompanied adolescent boys, aged 13 to 17, and men, single or living separately from their families; and to highlight actual and potential gaps in the humanitarian response.

Zahirah McNatt & Neil Boothby - UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Columbia Global Centers | Amman,

This study outlines several ways in which family separation negatively impacts Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Sawsan Tabazah - Jordan Times,

Jordan's Higher Council for the Affairs of People with Disabilities (HCD) has committed to improve care and support for children and adults with disabilities, including engaging in de-intsitutionalization efforts, according to this article from the Jordan Times.

UNICEF,

Government institutions and civil society representatives in Jordan have launched a three-year national strategy and action plan aimed at reducing physical violence against children in Jordan at a meeting convened by the National Council for Family Affairs and UNICEF.

UNICEF,

MoSD and UNICEF convened a meeting with judges, legal experts and community-based organizations to discuss strategies and plans for moving away from institutional care and strengthening Jordan's foster care system.