Jordan presents numerous challenges in terms of social and economic participation of the female component in community life. Within the Syrian refugee community in particular, women are even more vulnerable in terms of economic and labour inclusion. At the same time, another component of vulnerability in Jordanian society is represented by the community of persons with disabilities, most often excluded from the economic and social life of the country due to a strong stigma that accompanies their condition, often within the family unit itself. In this context, the situation of refugees with disabilities, mostly from Syria after the start of the conflict, is even more difficult.
Through the Enaya II Project, an on-the-job paid internship program up to 5 months for 10 vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian women and for 5 persons with disabilities in various international (NGOs) and national (PDOs) non-profit organizations was be set up. Through the paid internship with various humanitarian NGOs and PDOs present in both Amman and Zarqa governorates, the beneficiaries acquired professional and personal skills that will facilitate their access to the labour market and strengthen resilience.
Project Name: Enaya II, Taking Care. Contribute to the creation of decent and sustainable job opportunities in Jordan for the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals in society by facilitating access to on-the-job professional training and involvement in income-generating activities.
Project Type: Livelihood, Empowerment.
Beneficiaries: Women and girl victims of violence; people with disabilities; Syrian Refugees; hosting community.
Project Length: March 2020 - March 2021.
Project Areas: Governorates of Amman, Zarqa Karak and Ma’an, Jordan.
Local Partners: ARDD-Legal Aid and Sawiyan.
Donor: Waldensian Evangelical Church.