(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Amman, March 7 (Petra) -- Under the patronage of H.E. the Ambassador of Canada to Jordan, Mr. Peter McDougall, CARE International in Jordan commemorated the International Women's Day with this year's theme being "Press for Progress".
During the event, a number of testimonials and success stories were presented of women who were able to get to where they are as a result of CARE Jordan's various activities aimed at empowering the local communities and achieving greater participation of women in public life.
CARE Jordan Program Director, Mrs. Sawsan Saada, gave a presentation on CARE's many activities, including success stories of women and youth who have achieved success with the support of CARE.
In the opening speech, CARE's Country Director, Salam Kanaan mentioned that "working seriously to bring about change is one of CARE's top priorities," She also praised the support and strategic partnership of the Government of Canada and the Canadian Embassy in Amman.
Moreover, Kanaan expressed CARE's pride in its partnership with different donors in recent years; helping the organization to deliver lasting change through the many programs that deal with women's economic empowerment, fighting gender-based violence, and providing humanitarian assistance to the communities affected by the Syria crisis.
The theme for 2018's International Women's Day campaign is "Press for Progress", calling for everyone to unite in the fight for women's rights and gender equality, to help women progress and release all their potential, Kanaan stated.
This year, the organization plans to launch a series of events on or at? all levels to celebrate its 70th anniversary in Jordan and recall the value of 70 years of supporting vulnerable people to create inclusive flexible cultures, overcome poverty and social and gender-based injustice, she said.
During his speech, the Canadian Ambassador stated that: "Encouraging greater female participation in Jordan's workforce means tapping into a crucial resource that will help this country's economy grow and prosper." The event included a number of activities and discussion sessions in which participants discussed the challenges that women are currently facing, and the ways they can be overcome.
On this occasion, CARE International calls upon the international community, the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and decision-makers to work towards women's economic empowerment, combating gender-based violence, and providing humanitarian assistance to communities affected by crises and wars.
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty and providing lifesaving assistance in emergencies. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to help lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty.
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