Geneva - A partnership and cooperation agreement was signed by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation on Tuesday, for the primary purpose of raising awareness among Jordanian youth of their rights.

The project aims to provide legal awareness to Jordanian youth about labor legislation in Jordan, to familiarize them with international conventions on workers' rights, and to highlight the mechanisms available to young people working in various fields to ensure employers’ respect for labor rights.

The project, which will be implemented in cooperation with six public and private universities in different governorates of Jordan, will raise awareness on the legislation regulating individual private work and how the Jordanian youth can establish their own companies, with careful examination of the needed legal and practical steps towards this goal.

Through this project, Euro-Med Monitor aims to provide young people with full knowledge of their legal rights and their integration into the labor market, including raising awareness with regards to variations in the different legal structures as well as the rights and obligations resulting from each of these structures.

The importance of the partnership between the two organizations is well established in their mutual goals and strategies in promoting the human rights situation - especially for the most vulnerable groups - in the Middle East. Both organizations also support youth initiatives on legal awareness, seeking to empower the youth in society and to encourage them to make a positive change.