Consultant of the “Gender Pay Equity” program of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Co-founder of SADAQA.
Reem Aslan is an expert in gender, management and international development consulting. She is currently working as the consultant of the “Gender Pay Equity” program of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Aslan led the successful launch of the National Committee for Pay Equity “NCPE” in Jordan in close collaboration with the Jordan National Commission for Women (JNCW) and the Ministry of Labor. The NCPE is currently advocating for the amendments of the Jordanian Labor Law to win the support of both the Parliament and the Government of Jordan in having a law that guarantees gender equality. Also, it is promoting the elimination of pay discrimination in the workplace, particularly in private schools through the adoption of digital payments- an issue that received the attention of the Government of the Prime Minister, Dr. Omar Razzaz. Aslan also founded, along with a group of teachers and advocates, the “Stand up with Teachers Campaign” to lobby for fair wages in private schools.
Additionally, Aslan is the cofounder of SADAQA, a Non-for-Profit Organization working towards a “Friendly Work Environment for Women and Working Families”. SADAQA is currently focusing on enforcing article 72 of the Jordanian Labour Law which grants working women access to day care facilities in the workplace for their children. Aslan also worked for over 15 years with the Canadian Government both in Amman, Jordan and in Ottawa, Canada and was the recipient of the Director General’s Award of 2009. Aslan's vast experience and consulting were in the field of international development, management and women economic empowerment which include work with the International Labour Organization, World Bank in Saudi Arabia, USAID funded projects, Global Affairs Canada (previously CIDA), Queen Rania Teachers Academy, Adam Smith International, and Freedom House.
Last modified: 01/09/2019