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Campaign to be launched to combat economic violence against women

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AMMAN — The Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies and the Jordanian Labor Observatory, in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, will launch a campaign to combat economic violence against women, Amman Net reported.اضافة اعلان

Friday’s launch is part of national efforts to undertake greater responsibility in defending women’s economic participation.  It coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which falls on November 25 of each year.

Hundreds of local and international organizations are taking part in the 16-day campaign, entitled “Her Work Protects Her”. It focuses on showing images of violence against women in the workplace, and economic violence against women manifested in social protection, lower wages than men on average, working conditions, and labor abuses.

The campaign includes press statements, awareness articles, outcome of studies, which reveal various forms of violence against women, and messages on social media that include fresh information and quotes from stories of women who have been subjected to violence, as well as expert opinion.

It is expected that the Phenix Center and the Labor Observatory will share awareness messages and press reports with a number of local and Arab media outlets, in addition to various social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtags: #work to protect her, #Jordanian Labor Observatory, #16days, #for economic violence, #Jordan.

The campaign stems from the belief of the Phenix Center and the Jordanian Labor Observatory that the women contribute significantly to the local economy. Equally important is that work gives them self-reliance, and opens their horizons for development, modernization, and economic progress.

The Phenix Center and the Jordanian Labor Observatory stressed the need to work on raising women’s economic participation in the labor market. Both urged the civil society organizations to actively participate in the campaign, and demanded the amendment of several legislation and procedures to ensure an increased women participation in the Jordanian economy.

The two organizations also renewed their call for ensuring a safe work environment for women, and not to exploit, marginalize or exclude them from work. Both also stressed the need to review legislation and activate inspection to ensure a work environment more suitable for women’s needs.

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