CERF-funded Project

Jordan

Enhancing access to protection services and empowerment opportunities for women at risk in camps and host communities across Jordan (20-UF-WOM-001)

Project overview

The intervention will target women at risk, that will be selected using a vulnerability-based approach complemented with assessments conducted by UN Women’s protection officer and via referral system from partners. UN Women Oasis centers have been operating in Jordan since 2012. UN Women currently runs four Oases in camp settings (three in Za’atari and one in Azraq) and eight centers in host community settings in partnership with MOSD and its community centers (in Zarqa, East Amman, Karak, Maan, Tafileh governorates). The project will be implemented in all Oasis centers. The Oasis model provides Syrian refugee women with cash assistance through a holistic set of services designed to also relieve the key barriers facing Syrian refugee women. Funding from CERF in the amount of 400,000 USD will allow UN Women to use existing Oasis infrastructure to increase the number of beneficiaries receiving life-saving cash-based livelihoods opportunities and protection services and to reach an additional 475 Syrian women refugee beneficiaries with cash assistance and SGBV and child protection risk mitigation and referral services and 800 children beneficiaries of after-school education and childcare in a 6-month period in both refugee camps and host communities. CERF funding will be also contributing to reduce the risks associated with children left without supervision at home or outside by providing them with a safe environment to complement their formal education, often overcrowded. This project will target 1,275 vulnerable women, girls and boys with Protection engagements.