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NHRC promotes economic empowerment for older people

Graphic: Participants involved in the program

The project provided information and skills involving food processing, sewing, planting home gardens and drying vegetables and fruits.

More than 30 older residents in the northern Jordan Valley have taken part in a series of small-scale projects to bolster their economic independence.

The projects, supported by the National Centre for Human Rights, were conducted in the Al-Mashar'a and Sheikh Hussein areas as part of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Training workshops, held over two weeks, focused on activities related to food processing, sewing, planting home gardens, drying vegetables and fruits, as well as packaging and marketing skills.


Graphic: Participants involved in the program


The projects also sought to raise awareness among local civil society organisations about the importance of promoting economic participation for older people.

Four associations participated in the activities: Shamaa Charitable Society, Al-Akhwa Association for the Care of the Elderly, Dar Al-Ezz Charitable Society and Muwasat Charitable Society.

It is hoped that good practices from this project - which was supported by HelpAge International - can be used to promote economic empowerment of older persons in other parts of Jordan.

Date: 31 December 2018

Source: National Centre for Human Rights


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  1. Participants involved in the program - Jordan National Centre for Human Rights
  2. Participants involved in the program - Jordan National Center for Human Rights