Jordan is at a critical juncture in its response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Emergency and survival needs are gradually being met, yet Syrian refugees still lack sufficient opportunities to engage in safe and adequate livelihoods that may permit refugee families to thrive.
With formal surveillance of refugee men, increasing numbers of Syrian refugee women have taken on new economic roles, contributing to household incomes. However, without legal and social protection, women’s new roles and responsibilities – which transgress traditional gender norms – remain highly precarious.
Key findings include:
The full report on which this briefing is based, Uncertain livelihoods in refugee environments: between risk and tradition for Syrian refugee women in Jordan, is available to download here.