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

Change Makers Update
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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 inequality, contributing to a more equal, violence-free and democratic society in the MENA region. LANA’s...

Enough Violence!
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Spoil your son and you will reap a benefit, spoil your daughter and you will be shamed.

This is the most violent and cruel thing you can say to your daughter. Such judgments and connotations and sayings that are against all women.

Sadly, this is...

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...

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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