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Jordan Labor Watch welcomes the publication of the Agricultural Workers Bylaw

Jordan Labor Watch welcomes the publication of the Agricultural Workers Bylaw No. 19 of 2021, which was issued pursuant to Article 3 (B) of the Labor Law No. 8 of 1996, in the Official Gazette of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. According to the statement made by Jordan Labor Watch, an affiliate of the Phenix Center for Economic and Information ...

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Phenix Center issued a statement on World Labor Day

On the occasion of World Labors’ Day, celebrated on 1 May, Jordan Labor Watch has released a report documenting the loss of 140,000 jobs in Jordan throughout the year 2020. The JLW’s report states that Jordan is not an exception, as global job losses from the coronavirus crisis have numbered in the millions, leading to tens of millions of workers ...

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Global CSOs demands of the IMF to cancel and restructure debt for low and middle-income countries

The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cancel this year’s debt of $3.77 billion, owed by poor and middle-income countries to the IMF. These demands by the ESCR-Net, whose members include dozens of civil society organizations from around the world, were prepared for the occasion of the IMF’s annual ...

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The International Monetary Fund and Social Inequality

Ahmad M. Awad Governments around the world – including the Government of Jordan – must take heed of the warning sounded by the International Monetary Fund in its recent report, published just a few days ago, on the ongoing levels of socio-economic inequality.   The warning, issued by an international financial institution that has been one of the most stringent ...

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Virtual panel discussion calls for reorganising health sector

Experts participating in a discussion panel have called for reorganising the health sector in Jordan to guarantee better health services for citizens in the public and private sectors. The session, organised by the Phenix Centre for Economic and Informatics Studies on Monday, urged improving the efficiency of expenditure on competencies in the Health Ministry and halting early retirement of experienced ...

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Phenix Center Concludes Training Activities for the Youth Participation and Employment Engagement Project

Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies has concluded training activities held for the Youth Participation and Employment Engagement Project, conducted in partnership with Oxfam under the Danish-Arab Partnership Programme and with the cooperation of the Jordanian Ministry of Youth. The closing session, which has held over the Zoom online platform, presented the most significant of the 8-month-long project’s phases ...

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Report: Absence of the Private Sector in Jordan in Strengthening Human Rights

A report prepared by Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies has pointed to the absence of a strategic approach to the role of the private sector in the promotion of human rights and sustainable development in Jordan.   The results of this report were revealed during the Dialogue Session on the Role of Businesses in Protecting Human Rights in ...

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The Jordanian Labor Watch Recommends Ways to Strengthen Women role in Economic Life

Jordan Labor Watch (JLW) has recommended reviewing various strategies and programs aimed at strengthening the women role in the Kingdom’s economic life and the labor market, whether issued by the relevant government, or civil society institutions, targeting women protection in the labor market.   In a position paper issued on the occasion of International Women’s Day, in cooperation with the ...

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Phenix opens internships opportunities for young people

Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies provides three internship opportunities for young people interested in defending human rights in Jordan, specifically economic and social rights. The internships available are in the following fields: – Research and studies – Projects management – Media and communication Phenix Center is launching the “Training Youth is a Priority” Initiative This initiative comes in ...

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Study assesses impact of pandemic on working women

The Phenix Centre for Economic and Informatics Studies in cooperation with the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) on Thursday launched an assessment study under the title “Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the availability of jobs and women’s working conditions in Jordan”. The study, through interviews and questionaries, surveyed a sample of 800 working women, according to a statement from ...

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