- Age: 28
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Gender equality is essential to a responsive and inclusive democratic society, and by increasing women’s participation in decision making, we will be on the right path to the success of peace processes.
- Osama Aljaber
Osama Aljaber was born and raised in Jordan. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Information in Hashemite University in 2016. As an Advocacy and Youth Coordinator Consultant at UNDP, Osama is responsible for coordinating the activities related to civic and political participation of youth in the Arab Region, as well as contributing towards enhancing knowledge, awareness, and capacity on electoral processes and regional cooperation among electoral stakeholders. Additionally, Osama is a Coordinator at Activista Jordan Network and member at the Euro-Med Women Network of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Women’s participation in the Arab region is much lower than men’s. Arab women still face barriers to their participation, especially when it comes to political life.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I am part of UNDP team that worked with the organization ArabEMBs in establishing the First Arab Network for Women in elections, which aims at catalyzing gender equality and contributing to building a positive narrative for women’s political participation in the region through advocacy and outreach, data collection and dissemination, capacity building, networking, and identifying and disseminating standards and good practices in the Arab region.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Video games and traveling.
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