#Jordan

  • Article: This Woman Opened a Gym So Women Can Defend Themselves. Now She's Trained Over 15,000
    Girls & Women

    This Woman Opened a Gym So Women Can Defend Themselves. Now She's Trained Over 15,000

    By Carlotta Mohamed|Oct. 24, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    In 2012, Lina Khalifeh opened the first women’s self-defense kickboxing studio in Jordan. Read more

  • Article: Over 500,000 Syrian Refugee Children Are Out of School
    Education

    Over 500,000 Syrian Refugee Children Are Out of School

    By Daniele Selby|Aug. 15, 2017

    The situation has improved, but more funding is needed to get every child into a classroom. Read more

  • Article: Jordan Has a Spike in Child Marriages as Syrian Refugees Settle In
    Girls & Women

    Jordan Has a Spike in Child Marriages as Syrian Refugees Settle In

    By Colleen Curry|Aug. 7, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    Girls miss out on education when they marry as teens. Read more

  • Article: Jordan Officially Repeals Law That Lets Rapists Off the Hook if They Marry Their Victims
    Girls & Women

    Jordan Officially Repeals Law That Lets Rapists Off the Hook if They Marry Their Victims

    By Madison Feser|Aug. 2, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    Repeal sends message to rapists that “your crime will not be overlooked”. Read more

  • Article: Finally! Jordan Set to Appeal Rape Law Loophole
    Girls & Women

    Finally! Jordan Set to Appeal Rape Law Loophole

    By Colleen Curry|April 28, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    And Jordan isn’t the only place. Read more

  • Article: Why the World’s Poorest Countries Are Taking in the Most Refugees
    Citizenship

    Why the World’s Poorest Countries Are Taking in the Most Refugees

    By Phineas Rueckert|March 1, 2017

    Turkey took in fewer than 20 Syrian refugees in 2011. Now, it’s host to 2.7 million. Read more

  • Article: From Embroidery to Bread: How Women in Jordan Are Growing Diverse Micro-businesses
    Finance & Innovation

    From Embroidery to Bread: How Women in Jordan Are Growing Diverse Micro-businesses

    Nov. 7, 2016|United Nations Foundation

    From Syria and Jordan, these women are smart and business savvy. Read more

  • Article: The Future Belongs to Educated Girls: Stories From the Za’atari Refugee Camp
    Education

    The Future Belongs to Educated Girls: Stories From the Za’atari Refugee Camp

    Aug. 2, 2016|Johnson & Johnson

    Education offers Syrian children hope for a brighter future in the face of five years of conflict. Read more