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Women's empowerment

Since 2016, over 500 people have been trained under this project - 60% of them were women. Salwa Sueliman is one of them.

She is 45 years old, from Syria, and arrived in Jordan as a refugee in 2013.  Sueliman and her husband, Mohammad, have nine children, living in a tent in Badia, eastern Jordan.


Sueliman was a trainee under the UNIDO project, and she has seen a notable increase in female involvement within the community encouraging them to take on active roles during trainings.

“The project helped women to get out of their isolation and participate with men through different lectures and meetings,” she says. “It helped to break the ice between the female and male trainees. Now they are working side by side with the men.”

Sueliman and Abass have faced the crisis from different perspectives, but both share the same feeling:


“It makes you forget about the troubles of life and the misery you faced,” tells Sueliman.


“It (the project) provides something more than financial support. It provides emotional support. I feel we are not forgotten,” affirms Abbas.

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