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

LANA Project in New Think Festival
Sunday, September 7, 2014

On Friday 5th September the LANA team with 50 change makers joined the New Think Festival that took place in the King Hussein Business Park in Amman. The park had been turned into  “Fikrastan” a country where ideas are the most valuable thing and had...

Syrian Lawyers Initiative Round Table Discussion
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Amman, Jordan- On September 3, 2014, ARDD-Legal Aid hosted a roundtable discussion at the University of Jordan in the Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II School of International Studies about our Syrian Lawyers Initiative (SLI). SLI is a capacity-building project...

My First Day at Zaatari Refugee Camp
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Intense dust, wind and heat make for an abrupt change to my way of life. After having spent nine months in a vibrant, noisy and crowded Amman, I have found myself in a bubble of life in the desert with no vehicles except bicycles and donkeys. Bicycle riders are at...

Informative Matrix on the Response to the Gaza Crisis
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

In Gaza, hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes and are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medical care on the aftermath of 51 days brutal Israeli aggression and war against Gaza. Over 200,000 people were left in urgent need for food aid...

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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