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“Phenix” successfully concludes labor market studies training for VTC employees

The Phenix Center for Economics and Informatics Studies, in collaboration with the World University Service of Canada, has successfully concluded a targeted training program for the Vocational Training Corporation (VTC) employees. The training, conducted under the project “Women’s Economic Linkages and Employment Development Project (WE LEAD),” aimed to enhance the skills of VTC employees in preparing sectoral analysis studies for ...

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162 Labor protests during 2022 – Jordanian Labor Watch

Jordan Labor Watch (JLW), affiliated with the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies, has released its annual monitoring report on labor protests in Jordan for 2022. According to the report, the number of labor protests decreased by approximately 28%, with 162 protests recorded, compared to 225 protests in the previous year. JLW monitored the protests throughout the year by ...

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Policy Recommendations to address the psychological and mental health needs of older Jordanians and refugees in Jordan

Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies in cooperation HelpAge Jordan issued a policy paper calling to pay more attention to the psychological and mental health of older Jordanian and Syrian refugees in Jordan. The paper was launched during a discussion session on 26 April 2023 and has two main focus points: the reality of mental and psychological health for ...

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Labor Watch: Working Women Face Challenges in Rural Areas

Women in Jordan’s rural areas face numerous obstacles affecting their ability to become and remain economically active, a special report has shown. Among the main hurdles identified were a lack of fixed wages, fixed working days, or specific work hours, a lack of access to social protection, and generally low wages—falling short of the national minimum wage of 260 dinars ...

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Jordan Labor Watch: The occupational health and safety structures in Jordan is full of gaps

A position paper issued by the Jordan Labour Watch (JLW) has illustrated that there are still many gaps in occupational health and safety in Jordan. The paper, issued by JLW (affiliated with Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies) in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on the occasion of the Workers’ Memorial Day, which is annually celebrated on April 28, called for ...

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Labor protests increased in Jordan by 55% in 2021

The number of protests held by workers in Jordan in 2021 increased by 55% compared to 2020, increasing from 145 protests to 225. The Labor Protest Report, issued annually within Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies’ Jordan Labor Watch program, indicates that this sharp increase is primarily due to the continuing decline of decent working conditions in Jordan post-COVID. ...

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Experts recommend reducing the caregiving burden on women to increase their economic participation

At a dialogue session held by Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies,  in partnership with CARE World in Jordan and supported by the National Post Code Lottery Foundation, entitled “Women Working from Home: Remote Education, Unpaid Care and the Psychological Fatigue of Working Women during the Coronavirus Pandemic”, civil society experts recommended that working women should be supported and ...

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Phenix and Oxfam Conclude Youth Participation Project

Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies has concluded, in partnership with Oxfam, the three-year Youth Participation and Employment project. The components of the project included awareness sessions, dialogues, policy papers, and research papers. The results of the project were presented at a National Forum, under the patronage of the Minister of Labor, Nayef Estatiyeh, and with the presence of ...

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Jordan Labor Watch Again Denounces the Exclusion of Youth From Old Age Pensions

Jordan Labor Watch again denounces the amendments of the Social Security Law, which will lead to the exclusion of certain categories of workers from Old Age Insurance. The new amendments will enable agriculture holdings to limit the insurance it provides its workers to merely Work Injury Insurance until 2024. Jordan Labor Watch notes that human rights in Jordan must not ...

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Jordan Labor Watch: Working environment for women is not empowering and needs to be rebuilt

On the occasion of International Women’s Day and in collaboration with the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Jordan Labor Watch (a Phenix Center for Economic Studies program) has published a position paper examining women’s economic participation in Jordan. The paper argues that the majority of male and female workers in Jordan experience poor working conditions – in particular, many workers in ...

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