The British Embassy in Amman has launched a new initiative to give young women in Jordan the chance to experience diplomatic work firsthand and join a network of female leaders to advocate for gender equality and social inclusion in Jordan.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Embassy said that the new “Ambassador For A Day” competition marks International Women’s Day on 8 March 2023 (IWD 2023) and celebrates the UN theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” and promoting a gender equal world to Embrace Equity.
This initiative provides an exciting opportunity for young women to experience diplomatic and advocacy work for equality and change, while gaining skills in their leadership journey.
Ambassador Bridget Brind said “I am delighted to launch this initiative, which seeks to promote the inclusion and greater participation of women in society, to help them fulfill their potential and contribute to better outcomes for all.”
“The British Embassy is committed to empowering the young women of Jordan to make a positive difference. This initiative is known as ‘Ambassador for a Day’ but we are also encouraging young women to become “Leaders for a Lifetime,” she added.
All young women aged 18-25 years old are eligible to apply. The competition is open from 8 March until 27 April. The winner/s will be able to shadow the British Ambassador in Amman and the embassy’s fantastic female leadership team for a day. The winner/s will also be invited as guests to an event organized by the British Embassy in Amman along with senior representatives from stakeholder organizations in Jordan.
“We encourage young women living in Jordan and from all backgrounds to apply,” the Ambassador said, adding that the embassy motivates applicants to think creatively and use IT and digital skills as creatively as possible.
To enter the competition; the entrant should answer the question: If you were Ambassador for a day, what steps would you take to promote gender equality in Jordan?
The entrant should record a video up to a maximum limit of 1 minute 30 seconds, suitable to use on social media, and share it on either Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram by tagging ‘@UKinJordan’ and using the hashtag ‘#UKAmb4aDay’. The deadline to apply is 27 April 2023. The entry should be sent to UKAmb4aDay@gmail.com.
Top content will be selected and re-published on @UKinJordan social media channels.
Source: Jordan News Agency