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Worldometers Jordan - Jordan: Fathers included ©UNESCO/Mustafa R. Mohammad Daras The Better Parenting programme helps Jordanian children and parents living in rural or disadvantaged areas. Early childhood care and education is the theme of the 2006 ‘Education for All Global Monitoring Report’ to be launched by UNESCO and UNICEF on 26 October. By Adjnadine Samran in Amman October 2006 - For the past ten years, a project has been helping parents in Jordan’s rural and underprivileged regions. Eight o’clock in the morning. Smira grew up in the neighbourhood. © UNESCO/Mustafa R. Both parents and children benefit from the Better Parenting programme in Jordan. Glaring disparities Samira is a trainer for the Better Parenting Initiative, launched by UNICEF in 1996 with the support of several Jordanian ministries (health, education, social development and religious affairs), the UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) for Palestine refugees, and the Noor al Hussein Foundation. Fathers too Yet the effort seems to be paying off.

The Public Record | Intrepid New Journalism Observatoire des inégalités More Visitors/Foreigners in Jordan Counter-Currents Publishing Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time Parenting Magazine Homepage Statistiques mondiales écologiques A Brave Young Journalist in Jordan | Field Notes Jordanian investigative journalist Hanan Khandakji with JHR’s media trainer Bonnie Allen in Amman, Jordan. While I’m doing human rights reporting training in different countries, I like to use local ‘success’ stories that will resonate with journalists. In Jordan, that example comes from a brave young woman named Hanan Khandakji. In 2011, at the age of 22, Hanan went undercover to document physical abuse and negligence at private care centers for mentally disabled children in Jordan. During JHR’s visit to Amman, Jordan, the Canadian Ambassador hosted Journalists for Human Rights and members of the Jordanian media at his residence . A petite university student with lovely brown eyes, Hanan laughed when I asked if she was nervous about going undercover. These private care centers are big business in Jordan, often catering to rich or affluent businessmen in the Gulf Region who send their mentally or physically disabled children away to Jordan to live in residential care homes. “I was tired.