Children of Jordan – اطفال الاردن

Children of Jordan Website

in Jordan with a special focus on issues related to child and family protection. It also showcases programs implemented through the “Allem_La_Tallem ” prevention program to reduce violence against children. “Allem_La_Tallem ” program is implemented by the National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA) and UNICEF in collaboration with the Ministries of Education, Social Development, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Health, Public Security Directorate and Zain Telecom Company as part of the “Multi-Sectoral National Plan of Action to End Violence against Children 2018-2021”


The National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA):

was chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah as an umbrella organization that supports, coordinates, and facilitates the work of national governmental and non-governmental institutions, international organizations and the private sector working in the field of family affairs with a view to attain a better future for the Jordanian family.

NCFA’s tasks and responsibilities are geared towards strategic planning and formulation of policies and programs in line with socio-economic and qualitative standards that can help monitor and set characteristics for the family in Jordan in order to adjust plans, programs, policies, legislation and procedures emanating thereof in accordance with a deeper understanding of family issues, taking into account that families ’needs vary according to their circumstances.

NCFA has initially been founded to follow up on the Early Childhood Development Strategy in the year 2000. Hence, it began to coordinate its work on childhood issues through the Early Childhood Development Team whose main tasks were to facilitate networking and coordination among all entities working in the field of early childhood development in Jordan to ensure harmonization and complementarity of their efforts; advocate for childhood development issues; and achieve optimal utilization of time and resources to achieve goals according to a common national vision. The team comprises 34 representatives from governmental and non-governmental national and international organizations and agencies. (Link for Team available at NCFA Website)


helps children and young people reach their potential, especially the most vulnerable. UNICEF prioritizes programs that positively impact the lives of the most vulnerable children, regardless of status, ability or nationality.

UNICEF/Jordan makes every effort to provide a better life for all children from birth. It supports the provision of quality education and protection from violence and seeks to empower young people by equipping them with life skills and opportunities to enhance their effective participation in society, with special focus on the most vulnerable boys and girls. Through its partnership with the Jordanian government and civil society, UNICEF contributes to the promotion of the rights of children and young people by supporting a sustainable child protection system, with its respective laws, policies, implementation procedures and ensuring social justice and equal opportunities for all children in Jordan.


  • The Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs
  • Ministry of Health
  • Public Security Directorate
  • National Council for Family Affairs
  • Zain Telecom Company

The National Committee for Changing Norms and Behaviours was established in 2019 with a view to coordinate action among national and international institutions concerned in the planning, development and implementation of prevention programs to protect children and families against violence. The committee consists of 13 members and meets periodically.

Committee members:

  • Bassam Al-Habahbeh / Ministry of Education
  • Taghreed Al-Baddawi / Ministry of Education
  • Iman Al-Qaisi / Ministry of Education
  • Rima Al-Qasim / Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs
  • Fadi Rababaa / Ifta Department
  • Iman Al-Aqrabawi / Jordan River Foundation
  • Mona Rahahleh / Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD)
  • Areej Samrin / Institute for Family Health
  • Mahmoud Hamdan / Save the Children Foundation
  • Ahmed Abu Rumman / Jordanian Society for Protection of Victims of Family Violence
  • Omar Khalafat / Family Awareness and Counselling Centre
  • Khadeejah Alaween / National Council for Family Affairs
  • Dana Al-Khasawneh / National Council for Family Affairs
  • Ruba Hikmat / UNICEF
  • Homayoun Harem / UNICEF
to top