Jordan’s Dr. Mayyada Abu Jaber excels at UNESCO’s Girl Awards in Beijing

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AMMAN — On September 28, in Beijing, China, UNESCO, in collaboration with the Chinese government, celebrated the International Day of the Girl with an awards ceremony honoring achievements in girls' and women's education. Representing Jordan at this event was Dr. Mayyada Abu Jaber, who had been appointed by the Director-General of UNESCO in 2020 for her significant contributions to the advancement of education for girls and women, making her an international jury member for the prize.اضافة اعلان

She said “being appointed as an international jury member representing the region for this prestigious award, it was a great opportunity for me to showcase the achievement of Jordan and the region in ensuring gender parity for women and girls in education.”

She continued by saying “it is an important global platform to voice my vision in advocating for gender equity not only in education but also in the workforce. “

The ceremony was inaugurated by Professor Peng Liyuan, the First Lady of China, who delivered an inspiring speech during the event and presented the awards to the winning laureates. The Star Schools in Pakistan received one of the awards, while the second laureate, the Spring Bud Project of the China Children and Teenagers' Fund, was honored by Ms. Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO.

Following the award presentation, Jaber participated as a speaker in the International Symposium on Girls' and Women's Education, where efforts toward women's economic empowerment in Jordan were prominently featured.

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