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.


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...

Soldiers Despite Themselves
Monday, October 13, 2014

As a child he hated having four sisters - no one to play with, pink items around him. Now he has finished university, being the only male child in his family, it is seen as a blessing: he has been exempted from military service in Syria. Indeed, while Syrian women...

Empowering Adam’s Rib
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

“Woman was taken out of man; not out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled underfoot; but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved.” This famous...

The Invisible Among Us
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We see the photos and read the stories of despair and isolation in the news everyday. Back home they were successful tailors, lawyers, bakers, doctors, teachers and homemakers...

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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