Women for change 2015: Nour Al Emam/Jordan

Nour is a lawyer specializing in international agreements pertaining to human rights and Islamic law. She was elected to the Jordan Bar association twice, in 2011 and 2015. She also chairs the Committee for Human Rights and Liberties for the Professional Trade Unions Group, which counts 14 unions. As a lawyer, Nour is highly active on the the Women’s Committee for the Jordan Bar Association. She is campaigning to repeal discriminatory provisions in the Jordanian penal code.

Her project
Making "Women’s Voice for Equality", a documentary film to promote gender equality.

The objectives of her project
The documentary focuses on topics linked to unemployment amongst women, and everyday discrimination which women face in their interactions with men, particularly in work places. The project also aims to collect accounts from female activists campaigning for women’s rights. The documentary will be part of a major awareness raising campaign about gender discrimination aimed at the media and the wider public. Through this film, Nour aims to focus the attention of public decision-makers, NGOs and local charities on these inequalities. She hopes the film will be able to change mindsets.

The organization
Arab Women Media Center (AWNC)




Women for change, Orange Foundation award

These five women who are committed to helping the women of their country are all truly exceptional. The candidates are all from the Mediterranean region.

From 15 September to 15 October, people voted online for one of the five women. The winner will receive funding from the Orange Foundation to support her project (€25,000.).

The results of the vote will be announced at the Women’s Forum on October 16th at 11:00am (CET).

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