The 6th edition
The 6th edition of the Image Festival Amman – April 1st to 30th is consecrated to Identity.
Since the beginning of time and until this moment of our civilization, people have always celebrated their distinguished characteristics and differences on social, national and cultural levels which played a major role in creating the concept of identity.
Slowly and gradually, each identity has started contributing to the idea of self-awareness of the cultural and social aspects, and developing various nations. Identity grants people a sense of uniqueness and singularity; through the means of culture, language, faith, heritage and history. At the same time, it pushes people to communicate and reach out to each other within and outside their societies.
Through social and personal documentation, photographers from all around the world reflect Identity from different aspects of life like distinction, objection, integration or conflict and other ideas that tackle the theme of the 2017 Amman Image Festival.
The 5th December from 6pm
The 5th December from 6pm to 7:30pm :
Participate to a debate about Early marriages organised by HeforShe / UNWomen
(English & Arabic)
- UN Women
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
- HeForShe Movement:
HeForShe is UN Women’s solidarity movement for gender equality. HeForShe is changing the traditional gender equality narrative to be more inclusive, recognizing that gender equality is a benefit to all. HeForShe is working to unpack and shed light on gender equality issues, especially gender stereotypes and assumptions, that are damaging to all genders. Equality cannot be achieved unless we are all equal, and that is what HeForShe is all about – equality for all.
- The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW):
The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), initiated and headed by HRH Princess Basma, is a semi-governmental organization which advocates and promotes for women’s diverse issues. It was established by a cabinet decision in 1992 and has since gained recognition as the authority on women’s affairs in Jordan’s public sector while it also represents the Kingdom at regional and international levels in matters pertaining to women.
JNCW′s mission is to support the mainstreaming of a gender-equality perspective in all policy areas and to narrow the gap between formal acknowledgement of women′s rights as detailed by legislation and the actual societal attitudes towards women. Its purpose is to engender positive tangible transformation in the status of women in order to eliminate all forms of discrimination against them and to achieve their effective and equal participation with men in all political, economic, social and cultural arenas.