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.


Middlebury Programme Students and ARDD-Legal Aid Staff Meet to Discuss the Middle East
Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Tuesday October 28th, students from Middlebury programme visited us at our offices in Amman, and met with a number of ARDD-Legal Aid international staff members.  The Middlebury programme is a four month programme in which students pledge to speak Arabic during...

Iraqi Refugees Crisis: ARDD-Legal Aid Calls on the International Community
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) - Legal Aid stressed the necessity of mobilizing efforts to assist Christian Iraqi refugees, where it also emphasized the importance of closely tracking the current Iraqi crisis to identify the needs of the...

The Immaterial Pains
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, a theory in psychology, dresses a pyramid of necessities. Because human rights are not undividable, answering the basic physiologic needs of a person is not an end in itself. Other categories of needs must be fulfilled for every person...

Monday, October 13, 2014

United Nations Office: Beirut, Lebanon -- ARDD-Legal Aid was invited by the Women’s Center at the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) to participate in the expert meeting on: Arabic Women Rights to Access Justice: From Ratification to...

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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