The legal awareness of Jordanian youth’s labor rights, a joint project by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor and Friedrich Ebert Foundation was concluded today.
During this training project, prospective students were familiarized with labor rights and obligations in Jordan. They were also given a general legal background on international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
As part of the project, students of Zarqa Private University were targeted. The workshops included an introduction to labor legislation in Jordan, the international conventions on workers' rights, and advocacy mechanisms available to young people working in various professions to ensure their labor rights are protected.
The project has succeeded in achieving its primary goal of spreading legal awareness among the students of the target universities, said Euro-Med Monitor’s legal adviser Enas Zayed, adding that it has enabled the youth to defend their rights and fulfill their obligations under Jordanian law.
The arrangements are under way to launch similar projects in other Euro-Med Monitor’s working areas, which will increase the awareness among degree holders of their labor rights before they are introduced to the labor market, and will improve the human rights situation in the targeted countries.
The project, which was launched last April, targeted students of 6 Jordanian public and private universities. The participants received training aimed at raising awareness of the legislation regulating individual work and acknowledging young people’s legal rights as well as integration into the labor market.
The project also meets the objectives of the Strategic Plan and the common vision of both Euro-Med Monitor and Friedrich Ebert Foundation to raise legal awareness among youth and the vulnerable groups in their communities.