Are people satisfied with their access to justice?
About the Enhancing Public Support for Justice Sector Reform in Jordan (EU) project
Despite all the justice sector reforms taking place around the country, there appears to be a dearth of knowledge among the residents about how the reforms impact their daily lives. The Enhancing Public Support for Justice Sector Reform in Jordan project is tasked with spreading awareness of the reform initiatives directed towards marginalized groups, such as criminal justice, education for refugees, assistance to people with disabilities, and women’s rights. Accountability is a major theme of ARDD’s democracy and development mission, so holding accountable those in positions of power people, raising awareness among the people, and pushing for general transparency are components of success.
The project approaches the issue of ensuring justice for all in a number of innovative ways, particularly with a survey to measure how the people actually interact with the government and their levels of satisfaction in such interactions. Belief in government “by the people, for the people” helped inform the strategies of the project, including women-led organizations, and reaching policymakers as well as ordinary people.
The impact of the Enhancing Public Support for Justice Sector Reform in Jordan project will be sustained as the results of the satisfaction survey are a benchmark to be compared. The project’s media campaign helps to reinforce and spread the project’s principles, while groundwork ensures that the relationship between citizens and leaders becomes more accountable and transparent; creating changemakers from top to bottom.
This project was supported by the European Union.