Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

ARDD and Justice Sector Support Forum to hold panel discussion on mechanisms of civic engagement to combat GBV


In honour of “the leading woman who takes initiative in her community and combats violence in all its forms”, the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development and the Justice Sector Support Forum are holding a panel discussion on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, on the “Mechanisms of Civic Engagement in Response to Gender-Based Violence”.

The event, taking place from 11 am to 1 pm at the Grand Hyatt Amman Hotel (Jabal Amman, 3rd Circle), presents a summary of the learned lessons from the project “Shurouq: Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence through Legal Protection and Civic Engagement”, and seeks to enhance the prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV).

ARDD had launched the project “Shorouq” on April 12, 2018, with support from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, with the aim of  illuminating women’s path towards a better life by empowering and engaging them in the fight against gender-based violence in their communities and overcoming the challenges and obstacles that may impede their paths towards a peaceful and just life.

The project targets Syrian and host-community women over the age of 16, who are vulnerable to or have previously been exposed to gender-based violence.

“Shorouq” builds on previous and current ARDD projects that reinforce our efforts to enhance protection fro Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan.