Our vision is to cultivate an ecofeminist economy in Jordan, that nurtures a balance between environmental stewardship and building women’s agency to have a decisive voice and choice in shaping their future.
JoWomenomics supports women by developing the critical social, political, and economic infrastructures necessary for promote women’s agency.
Our mission is to provide women with social and vocational support; integrating them into local economic development (LED) structures, while focusing on changing mind-sets as the basis of our engagement to better include women into economic development procedures. In addition, JoWomenomics co-creates knowledge as evidence to impact polices that enables a safe work environment while partnering with the private sector to ensure equal opportunities for all.
Our four-pronged approach encompasses research and advocacy for policy and legal reform; awareness raising targeting gender insensitive mind-sets; knowledge and skill-building of communities of women, with a specific focus on their marginalized and vulnerable segments; as well as enabling a safe and equitable work environment.
Though glass ceilings prevent women from ascending professional and societal ranks, we must also have the ability to make lateral shifts: the option, freedom, and choice to move across societal landscapes without the presence of antiquated blockades. For this reason, Jowomenomics is working to shatter glass doors, to provide women the inalienable right to traverse the vast landscape of opportunities.
*The concept of glass doors was developed following a study conducted at the Brookings Institution by Echidna Global Scholar Mayyada Abu Jaber in 2014.