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Phenix Center launches study on Social Protection Policies in Jordan

Amman: A study was launched by Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies, in collaboration with the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation, on Tuesday, titled “Social Protection Policies in Jordan: Between the Theoretical Framework and Practicality.”   The study’s main researcher, Ghada al-Salem, said the National Social Protection Strategy did not address many gaps in protections, weakening the implementation of the ...

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Labor Watch welcomes Ministry of Health’s decision to raise salaries of resident doctors

Jordan Labor Watch, an affiliate of the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies, welcomed the Ministry of Health’s decision, issued on Thursday, to raise the stipends of resident doctors  in government hospitals and considered it a “step in the right direction.” In a statement issued on Thursday, Labor Watch called on the government to expand the new resolution to ...

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Jordan Labor Watch: Violations against resident doctors amount to “forced labor”

A report  issued by Jordan Labor Watch of the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation argued  that labor violations faced by doctors enrolled in hospital residency programs amount to “forced labor”, and that they are considered interns rather than doctors. Residency programmes are defined as programmes that doctors join to gain experience ...

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Phenix Center concludes youth training events in Al-Karak

Phenix Centre for Economic Studies has concluded 20 awareness sessions for youth in Karak governorate, as part of the project on “Increasing the legal awareness and economic empowerment of youth in Al-Karak governorate”, which was implemented in cooperation with Expertise France and funded by the European Union.   Dr Abdul Hay Al-Habashneh, of the Vigilance Forum for Democratic Construction Association, ...

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Phenix Center Concludes Dialogue Sessions on the Impact of COVD-19 on Youth in the Labor Market

Thursday of last week marked the conclusion of a series of dialogue sessions across different governantes in Jordan, discussing the results of a draft study prepared by Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies on the “Social and Economic Impact of the Coronavirus on the Employment of Young People in Jordan”. These sessions were organized by Phenix Center in partnership ...

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Jordan Labor Watch Warns Against Increase in Child Labor

A position paper published by Jordan Labor Watch, which is a program run by the Phenix Center with the cooperation of the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation, confirmed that school closures and delays in returning students to school have contributed in the increased percentage of child labor in Jordan. The position paper argued that the remote education programs implemented in Jordan ...

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2020 witnessed 45% drop in labour protests — report

Labour protests in 2020 dropped by 45 per cent compared with 2019, standing at 145 protests in 2020 down from 266 in 2019, the 2020 annual report on labour protests revealed on Sunday. The report, prepared by the Jordan Labour Watch (JLW) of the Phenix Centre for Economics and Informatics Studies in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, said that ...

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Forum Participants Confirm the Significance of the Role of Civil Society in Fortifying Development and Human Rights

At a forum hosted by Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies, moderator by the researcher Hadeel Al-Qudah of Phenix Center, participants confirmed that the role of civil society organizations is not limited to merely service provision. Instead, CSOs play an essential role in development, reform, and awareness-raising on a variety of legal and socio-economic issues. Participants further called for ...

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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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