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JoWomenomics works closely with communities, families, women, and decision-makers to overcome three main barriers:
The Cultural and Social Barrier: Cultural barriers continue to be one of the major factors that prevent women from entering the labor market. A culture of shame and norms that limit women’s responsibilities to a caregiver role force many women to stay at home.
The Human Capital Barrier: Women in Jordan are less likely than men to possess the skills and know-how necessary to enter the job market. This is due to the fact that vocational training for men far exceeds that for women, prohibiting women in governorates where jobs are mainly in the vocational sector from taking advantage of Jordan’s economic environment.
Labor Right Barrier: Women are unaware of their rights when it comes to obtaining jobs or openings.