Who are we?

ARDD-Legal Aid promotes and defends human rights through litigation and free legal services to marginalized people, especially refugees and migrants. We empower citizens and government institutions to develop justice and peace in Jordan as well as the wider Middle East.

Blog Posts

What's Up with the Lawyers?
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ARDD-Legal Aid participated in a workshop on Humanitarian Principles held on 23-24th of June 2014. The workshop was organized by the International Council for Voluntary Agencies and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The Workshop was attended by...

An Intern's Day in the Life of a Crisis
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I can truthfully say that going to Zaatari refugee camp is one of the most memorable experiences I will ever have. Since the crisis in Syria began in 2011, you constantly read about Syrian refugees in many articles or hear about their situation in the news, but...

Syrians, Fraud and Forgery in Jordan
Monday, August 11, 2014

Of the countless trends ARDD-LA has seen develop over the last three years, few trends have been more alarming than the increasingly high rates of exploitation Syrians now routinely face in Jordan. The attached report, the Fraud Report, evidences the rising...

Syrian child marriage in Jordan has doubled since start of war – Save the Children
Monday, August 11, 2014

Early and forced marriage among Syrian refugee girls in Jordan has doubled since the onset of war, Save the Children said today.

Data collected by UNICEF showsa quarter of all Syrian refugee marriages registered in Jordan now involve a girl under the age...

Our Projects

ARDD-Legal Aid supplements its legal initiative with holistic work in development, democracy and human rights. Check out our ongoing projects below:


Democracy and Governance

Zaatari Women's Civic Engagement
The Zaatari Camp Women's Project empowers Syrian women in Zaatari Camp through mentoring and civic engagement training.
Lana, or “Ours” in Arabic, is a regional project with the main objective of women and men rejecting all forms of discrimination that give rise to gender inequity in the MENA region.

Development and Human Rights

Women's Access to Justice
Women’s Access to Justice (WAJ) aims to reduce vulnerability and suffering by securing just outcomes and verdicts for poor women.
Psychosocial Support
ARDD-Legal Aid's psychosocial support unit provides one-on-one counseling as well as group sessions providing mental health support to beneficiaries.


Voice is a policy advocacy and capacity-building project that focuses on Syrian refugees.

Legal Assistance

Syrian Lawyers Initiative
The Syrian Lawyers Initiative (SLI) is a capacity-building project that equips Syrian lawyers to provide legal assistance to the refugee community and become active players in a future Syrian civil society.

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