The Jordan III Trust Fund supports the Jordanian Armed Forces to increase female officer representation and provide women with wider career opportunities. The Trust Fund serves as a strong advocate to NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue partners and other regional actors developing servicewomen and their roles in peace and the security sector.
The Trust Fund consists of three initiatives:
- Support to the Directorate of Military Women’s Affairs in developing and implementing a 3-year Action Plan. This will include a review of policy objectives and requirements as well as adoption of selected concepts in line with NATO policies.
- The Military Women’s Training Centre provides all women with training in core basic military skills and leadership. Enhancements to the current centre’s infrastructure will allow 25% increased training throughput to 550 students yearly, with modernized instructional and teaching facilities and improved living standards.
- Education and Training is the way to deliver and affect change. An analysis of officers’ courses will be followed by the design and integration of amendments, commencing with gender awareness, intro courses and programmes for both female and male officers. Appropriate new courses will be developed to support change and promote wider regional cooperation.