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The Phenix Center unveils findings of a study on the challenges facing women entrepreneurs in Jordan

The Phenix Center for Economic and Information Studies in Jordan, in collaboration with the international organization CARE in Jordan, launched an Analytical Study on Barriers for Women to Start and Run Micro and Small Businesses in Jordan. Director of the Phenix Center, Ahmad Awad remarked that the economic participation rates of women in Jordan have remained stagnant for years, lingering ...

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Jordan Labor Watch: The proposed system of Jordanian recruitment offices will create a retreat in the working conditions

The Jordan Labor Watch confirmed that the approval of the draft system for private offices to employ Jordanians inside and outside the Kingdom for the year 2023, published on the website of the Bureau of Legislation and Opinion, will create a decline in working conditions. In a statement issued today, Sunday, the Jordan Labor Watch affiliated with the Phenix Center ...

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Phenix Center Calls for the Development of More Affordable Insurance Tools to Expand Social Security Coverage

Phenix Center, in collaboration with the FES, has released a comprehensive report titled ” Informal Employment in Jordan: Lack of Social Protection“. The report underscores the urgent need for innovative, affordable insurance mechanisms to enhance social security coverage in particular for informal workers, as almost 50% of Jordan’s workforce remains excluded from any social protection. The report acknowledges that the ...

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Report by Phenix Center reveals precarious working conditions in Jordan’s platform economy

A report by the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies has unveiled labor rights violations experienced by workers in Jordan’s platform economy, highlighting the impact of regulatory gaps and the rapid growth of the sector on working conditions. This came during a discussion session held on Sunday to launch the report entitled “Fairwork Ratings Jordan 2023” which is the ...

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Phenix Center: The government, not third-party providers, must guarantee healthcare

The Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies has demanded the government to intervene in the current crisis between Jordanian insurance companies and the Jordanian Medical Association (JMA) regarding the medical pay regulation. This is to ensure the protection of Jordanian citizens’ right to affordable healthcare. In a statement issued on Tuesday, August 22nd, Phenix Center stated that the formation ...

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Experts Call for Developing Insurance Mechanisms to Include Informal Workers in Social Security

Experts unanimously emphasized the necessity of developing effective and sustainable insurance tools to include informal workers in Jordan’s social protection system, allowing them to benefit from the coverage provided by the Social Security Corporation. This consensus emerged during a dialogue session held by Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) last Tuesday ...

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“Phenix” Held Training Course for Civil Society on Advocacy and Lobbying

The Phenix Center for Economic and Information Studies held a two-day training course in Amman for civil society organizations on advocacy and Lobbying. . The course aimed to build the capacities of civil society organizations regarding the concept of gaining support and its role in activating advocacy processes for local community issues. It was attended by 20 representatives from five ...

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Experts Urge Unifying Civil Society for Better Human Rights in Jordan

Experts are urging civil society in Jordan to unite and enhance human rights by coordinating efforts across legislation, policies, and practices. This includes developing unified action plans, setting priorities, finding effective ways to advocate for change, and addressing a wide range of human rights issues. This came during a discussion session organized by Phenix Center for Economic and Information Studies ...

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Labor Watch Warns of Increasing Child Labor Due to Unfair Economic Policies

On the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour, the Jordanian Labor Watch, affiliated with the Phenix Center for Economic and Information Studies, released a position paper calling for a review of the “unfair” economic policies that have led to an increase in child labor in Jordan. The paper highlights that the majority of child laborers come from poor families ...

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Phenix Center panel examines working conditions in platform economy

The Phenix Center for Economics and Informatics Studies on Wednesday held a panel discussion on improving working conditions for digital labor platform workers in Jordan and around the world. The event was organized in collaboration with the Fairwork project, a research initiative based at the Oxford Internet Institute and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. It examines the standards and ...

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