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

Iftar: Love...brotherhood...Solidarity
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Under the slogan Ramadan, love…brotherhood…solidarity; the psychosocial support unit in ARDD-Legal Aid held a collaborative participatory breakfast together with the housewives association in Zarqa. The women who participated worked on preparing a variety of...

Syrians, Fraud and Forgery in Jordan
Monday, July 21, 2014

This report deals with the highly sensitive issue of how fraud and forgery impact Syrians in Jordan, both in the urban and camp settings. The results illustrate the gravity of these issues, explain their origins, and emphasize the need for action. This report was...

Our Interns' Testimonies
Monday, July 21, 2014

Aya Bseiso

Pennsylvania State University

The Lana Project - Q&A with Dr. Abeer Dababneh
Monday, July 14, 2014

We interviewed Dr. Abeer Al-Dababneh on Monday the 30th of June in the University of Jordan's Center for Women's Studies.

The purpose of the interview was to shed some light on the LANA  project and ask if she has any questions about the project. We also...

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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