Dining for Women is a non-profit giving circle dedicated to empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty. Founded in 2003, they fund grassroots projects in education, healthcare, economic and environmental sustainability, safety and security, leadership and agriculture. Dining for Women aims to improve living situations for women and their families, by providing the tools they need to make changes in their own lives, and in their communities.
Changing the world, one dinner at a time.
Dining for Women has partnered with CRP to support our women’s programs, including GBV for Men and Women’s Empowerment, Beauty School, Computer Classes for Women, and our Daycare Centre. These programs focus on helping women recover from trauma, and equip themselves for the future with specialised skills. We are so grateful to Dining for Women for their support!
Learn more about Dining For Women here.
Hope Workshop’s Impact on the Local Community
One of CRP’s core principles is to help anyone in need, regardless of nationality. Read on to learn how Hope Workshop has helped a Jordanian woman find a new hobby and a community of like-minded sisters. . .
A Way Out of Social Isolation
Without their husbands or wider family support, women being the only heads of households often face social isolation in displacement. CRP provides a space for them to get to know other people from the community.
Building Hope (Workshop) Together
Reem has been with Hope Workshop since the beginning. Though she lives far enough away that she has to take a taxi to get to CRP, she never misses a meeting.
Hope Workshop’s New Embroidery Program
On World Refugee Day last June, we raised $10,000 to expand our popular women’s craft collective, Hope Workshop. Since meeting our goal with your generous help, we’ve been able to add an embroidery program.
Raise Money for Hope Workshop This World Refugee Day
In honor of World Refugee Day today, June 20th, we are partnering with the Advocacy Project and Global Giving to raise money for the Women’s Hope Workshop.
CRP’s Women Leaders
Thanks to a grant from Dining for Women, we continue to offer four-week workshops throughout the year centered on women’s self-care, wellness, empowerment, and leadership.
Happy International Women’s Day!
Happy International Women’s Day! Today at CRP we’re celebrating all the women and girls in our community. Wa’ad is one of these incredible women.
Learning to Dance
Cynthia Van Kleeck is only in Jordan briefly, but the New York-based dancer and social worker decided to make the most of her time in Amman by offering a dance workshop at CRP.
Voices of the Hope Workshop
The Hope Workshop brings refugee women together to design and market hand-made crafts in local bazaars throughout Amman. Meet two of its members.
Hope Workshop: Meet a Member – Fakhriaya
The Hope Workshop at CRP is a women’s craft cooperative that brings refugee women together to design and market hand-made crafts in local bazaars throughout Amman.
Hope Workshop – Meet a Member: Ikhlas
Over the summer, we collaborated with the Advocacy Project to have the women create beautiful embroidered squares that depict their lives, which were then put together to produce quilts for sale and exhibition in the United States.
Hope Workshop at CRP: Meet a Member – Soltana
Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring other women who were a part of the Hope Workshop this summer. Soltana, a member from our summer cooperative, shares her story.
Hope Workshop at CRP – Meet a Member: Wa’ad
Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring other women who were a part of the Hope Workshop this summer. Roa’a, a member from our summer cooperative, shares her story.
Inshallah: A Final Dispatch
“Inshallah. Probably the singular Arabic word I hear most on a daily basis. Meaning literally, ‘if God wills it,’ the word serves as both a filler and as a daily reminder of things that are out of our control.”
Refugees’ Stories Come Alive Through Embroidery
Over the course of the past two months, the women of the Hope Workshop have been working hard to produce beautiful embroidered squares detailing stories from their lives as refugees.
Memory and Art: Hope Workshop Members Document Past Experience through Embroidery
Today the Hope Workshop met to share designs and discuss next steps for their advocacy quilting project!
CRP Celebrates International Women’s Day with Dance Workshop
In recognition of International Women’s Day this year, the CRP community center hosted an Iraqi Dance Workshop for women.
More Women Join Our Empowering Female Leaders Project
This is a first for CRP—supporting community leaders to facilitate workshops and take the lead in educating others in the community—and we are thrilled with the results.
Empowering Female Leaders
At the end of Ramadan, our Empowering Female Leaders program started up again in full force. The programming focuses on health and wellness, psychosocial support, and leadership skills for women in our community.
Empowering Female Leaders
Next month, thanks to Dining for Women, we will launch a 2-year project to promote women’s empowerment through self-care, health, and leadership.
Celebrating Women in our Community
International Women’s Day is March 8th! IWD is a day set apart to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and call for further change.
Dining for Women to Support Women’s Wellness and Leadership
We are so excited to announce that we have received a grant from Dining for Women (DFW), a US-based, non-profit giving circle dedicated to empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty.