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.


Baqa’a Refugee Camp: A Day in the Life
Thursday, November 20, 2014

November 13, 2014- Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD)-Legal Aid alongside students from the Middlebury University Language Program visited Baqa’a Refugee Camp north of Amman, Jordan. The purpose of the visit was to understand the daily life of...

Exemption of Fines to Register Marriages Campaign
Sunday, November 16, 2014

A recent change, which will impact countless Syrians in Jordan, highlights one example of how legal advocacy can lead to tangible results. Take this into consideration:

Kicking off the Syrian Lawyers Initiative: Phase 2
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

On Sunday November 9th, The Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD)-Legal Aid kicked off the second phase of the Syrian Lawyers Initiative (SLI) at the Belle Vue Hotel in Amman. SLI is a capacity-building project that works to equip Syrian...

LANA Team in the Pearl of Africa
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) – Legal Aid participated in a study tour held by Oxfam International in Kampala / Uganda, during the period of November 20 to 25, 2014. Several partners of Oxfam working in the project “LANA” joined in this...

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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