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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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Phenix Centre Holds Panel On Women’s Economic And Social Rights In Jordan Under CEDAW

Phenix Centre for Economic and Informatics Studies held a panel discussion to discuss the economic and social rights of women in Jordan under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The panel discussion, which was held remotely via the video-conferencing platform Zoom, tackled the contents of a draft shadow report examining Jordan’s compliance with ...

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Report calls for safeguarding migrant workers’ rights

On Friday, Jordan and the world are celebrating International Migrants Day, which falls on December 18 of each year. On the occasion, the Jordan Labour Watch (JLW) called for adopting a comprehensive legal framework for ensuring equality of treatment between nationals and migrant workers, notably eligibility to basic workplace rights. The calls were made through a report issued by the ...

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Jordan Labor Watch denounces an increase in child labor

The Jordan Labor Watch, affiliated to the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies, has warned of an increase in child labor in Jordan due to a rise in poverty and unemployment rates, and to the ongoing distance learning implemented as a response to the COVID-19 crisis. Accordingly, it called for a review of the various economic and educational policies ...

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Experts: “COVID-19 Crisis Exacerbates the Challenges of People with Disabilities in the Labor Market”

Experts confirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the challenges faced by people with disabilities in the labor market, as they are among the groups that are most vulnerable to exclusion and discrimination. This emerged in an online dialogue session held by the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies to discuss “the impact of COVID-19 on the work of ...

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