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    Women, Peace and Security Workshop held in Jordan

    Women, Peace and Security Workshop held in Jordan

    Photo By Sgt. 1st Class Mark Scovell | U.S. Army Central hosts the Women, Peace and Security workshop at the newly opened...... read more read more

    Jan. 13, 2021
    Story by Staff Sgt. Mark Scovell
    Task Force Spartan Public Affairs – Jordan

    Women, Peace and Security Workshop held in Jordan

    Jordan – United States Armed Forces personnel joined members of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), Canadian Armed Forces, and Jordanian Directorate of Military Women’s Affairs for this year’s Women, Peace and Security Workshop, Jan. 13, 2021.

    The United States Central Command led the event via video conferencing and the Civil Liaison Team-Jordan, Civil Affairs Support Detachment-U.S. Army Central, hosted the workshop to discuss Jordan’s progress toward gender integration at Military Women Center in Jordan.

    “I understand the challenges and the importance of integration as a civil affairs sergeant and a female Soldier, said U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Rosemarie Schuster. “Throughout my military career, I have seen how our forces are still making strides with equal integration of women. The ability to help a partner nation progress its military has been a rewarding experience.”

    The WPS workshop was the first U.S. sponsored Gender Integration event in the Kingdom of Jordan in nearly a year due to COVID-19, with plans for the next workshop to be held in May. It supports the Jordanian National Action Plan and the United Nations Security Council’s Resolution on Women, Peace and Security.

    Col. Maha Al-Nasser, the director of Jordan’s Military Women’s Affairs, addressed those in attendance and shared her firm support for the national action plan and the need to increase the overall percentage of female representation in her nation’s armed forces. She also applauded the nation’s support to the UN resolution and called for a broader scope of training for female Soldiers.

    The Directorate of Military Women’s Affairs was established in 1995 and works to provide women more training, increased responsibility and expanded roles in the armed forces in order to result in higher-level opportunities. It also helps foster unity with their male military counterparts.

    U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed the Women, Peace and Security Act of 2017 into law on Oct. 6 of that year. The law was implemented to “ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict,” according to Public Law 115-68.

    The U.S. military has a long-standing relationship with Jordan to support the two nation’s mutual objectives. The United States provides military assistance to the JAF to be consistent with our national interests.

    “The real value in this event is beyond the content, said U.S. Army Maj. Jeffrey Green, a USARCENT civil affairs officer. “The high profile forum provided an outstanding opportunity to not only showcase the new training center, but also facilitate critical networking between multiple JAF directorates and coalition partners.”

    The forum combined social distancing and other Covid-19 mitigations to ensure a safe and productive event.




    Date Taken: 01.13.2021
    Date Posted: 02.01.2021 00:43
    Story ID: 387201
    Location: JO

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