Jordanian National Commission for Women and the National Coalition on UNSCR 1325, which has over 60 representatives from government ministries, civil society organisations, security sector and international partners. The focus of the NAP is to ensure national and regional stability through gender equality and women’s participation, particularly in national peace and security efforts. These goals are guided by the four pillars of women, peace and security-- participation, protection, prevention, relief and recovery. The NAP also reflects the key problems in the country. It highlights a gender-sensitive approach to humanitarian response, recognising different experiences that women endure in humanitarian crises. There is also a focus on women’s agency in the prevention of violent extremism and radicalisation.
Jordan currently is not in conflict but is providing large humanitarian support as a host country to refugees fleeing conflicts in other parts of the region, including in Syria, Yemen and Palestine. In recent years, Jordan has experienced challenges around Israel’s attempt to seize over 300 acres of land in the Jordan Valley. Jordan is also one of the top police contributing countries to peacekeeping missions.
By adopting its first NAP, the Jordanian Government demonstrates its commitment to addressing key issues for women in terms of the intersect between gender and the security sector and its willingness to work on civil society on implementing the WPS Agenda. The Jordanian NAP will be monitored and evaluated by all entities that contributed to its creation. In terms of budgeting, there is an inclusion of a national budget allocated for the the goals of the NAP to be completed. However, there is no mention of disarmament in the NAP, which challenges further opportunities to deliver on prevention and participation objectives of the NAP.