Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Indicasere - Research, Capacity Building, Awareness and Resilience of the Syrian and host communities in Jordan, Iraq and Spain

ARDD, in cooperation with the International Institute for Nonviolent Action (NOVACT), launched the ‘Research, Capacity Building, Awareness and Resilience of the Syrian and host-communities in Jordan, Iraq and Spain - Indicasere’ project, funded by the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD).

The project is implemented through conducting research, capacity-building and awareness-raising with Jordanian, Syrian and Palestinian women, CSOs, grassroots organisations and media professionals in Zarqa, Karak and Baqaa.

The project aims to:

  1. Reinforce the capacities of civil society participating in the oversight for the Prevention of Violent Extremism in Jordan in order to play an active and sustainable role in the definition of public policies regarding the construction of peace and refuge.
  2. Enhance the participation and accessibility of civil society to the process of public policy formulation in the fields of peacebuilding, conflict resolution and the refugee crisis with special emphasis on the United Nations’ Resolution 1325, through the analysis of the roles of women and youth in the prevention of violence.
  3. Foster alternative narratives to hate speech in the context of the Syrian crisis through enhancing anti-rumor networks to face intolerance and violence with a special role for women and youth.
  4. Reinforce resilience and protection of Syrian refugees and the host communities, especially women and youth.

As part of objective 2, ARDD seeks to work with a selected group of women to conduct action research with the aim of producing evidence-based knowledge on the role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts in Jordan.

Specifically, the research will focus on better understanding the gendered ways of experiencing and dealing with societal grievances, and their role in violence in the three targeted Jordanian communities, as well as the role of women as action researchers in Jordan.


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Area of work:
Migrants and Refugees
Peace Building