Women’s Empowerment

Our Women’s Empowerment Programs focus on the women in the refugee community and strive to provide them with the tools and confidence to express themselves, support their families, and build social bonds. For many of these women, our Community Center is their only place to have fun and socialize and with our new childcare program as well, they have the freedom to relax, learn, and have fun.

We hold all of our programs at our Family Resource and Community Center and our Women’s Empowerment Programs include:

Many of our programs have women’s empowerment components, but their focus is on Education, Livelihood, Trauma Relief, or Youth.

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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.