Zeinab Al-Momani

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Name: Zeinab Al-Momani
Organization: Amman Arab university
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Title: president of the Specific Union for Farmer women and Sakhra ladies society
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Zeinab grew up in the small village of Sakhra in the Ajloun governorate in Jordan. Growing up, she was especially active in scouts and ranked first in a number of sports at the governorate and national levels. Although she wanted to go to university, Zeinab was already married at 19 with little money and a child. A very practical problem solver, Zeinab knew as a young mother that she could not further her studies unless her child was cared for, so she started a nursery school in her town. To staff the nursery she distributed fliers and had an unexpectedly huge response. After realizing that massive numbers of women wanted to work, the nursery grew into a kindergarten and then into a school. After the school could not provide for any more employment opportunities, Zeinab wanted to continue to fight poverty by reducing unemployment in more effective ways. To do this, she established the first Women’s Agricultural Cooperative and the first Female Farmers union in the Arab world. In 2008, Zeinab’s endeavors were recognized as she was named both a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur and Synergos Leader. Earlier, her school’s success was recognized with the King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein Award for Self-Employment and Leadership.

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Mar 09, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Economic development

Zeinab Al-Momani believes that only women themselves can demand their full economic, social and political participation and they can do this best when organized. As a result, she has founded the first agricultural union for and by women in the Arab world. By liberating rural women, Zeinab believes it will affect children, men, and other women to create a more just and successful region.

Oct 09, 2013 / 0 Comments / in Gender equity, Economic development

تؤمن زينب المومني بأن النساء انفسهم وهن فقط قادرين على المطالبة بالمشاركة الاقتصادية والاجتماعية والسياسية الكاملة ويمكنهم عمل ذلك بأفضل صورة عندما يكونوا منظمين. ونتيجة لذلك، أسست أول نقابة زراعية للنساء وبواسطة النساء في العالم العربي. بتحرير النساء الريفيات، تؤمن زينب بأنه سوف يترك أثراً على الأطفال والرجال والنساء الأخريات لخلق إقليم أكثر عدلاً ونجاحاً.

Sep 24, 2013 / 0 Comments / in Gender equity, Economic development

Zeinab Al-Momani a créé la première union agricole par et pour les femmes, du monde arabe.

Sep 12, 2013 / 0 Comments / in Gender equity, Economic development

Zeinab Al-Momani is supporting women's economic empowerment by founding the first agricultural union for and by women in the Arab world.