A general lack of transparency, accountability and public knowledge of the legal and policy framework is the main challenge for Jordan’s education system, a recent study conducted by Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) and the Norwegian research institute Fafo showed.This challenge makes it difficult for the public to be aware of its rights when it comes to education.
Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development- ARDD represented by its Psychosocial Specialist, Dr. Lina Darras, participated in “kalam Sarih, Explicit words” TV show to discuss the problem of early marriages on March 30th -2017. This episode came to discuss problems and affects of minors’ marriages on the individual and the society. This interview discussed the reasons,aspects and the affects of this phenomena on the Jordanian society, as well as ARDD’s endeavors to prevent the expansion of Early marriages as it robs girls’ basic rights and overload her with a responsibility she may be unable to hold.
Within the framework of the “Education for Future” project implemented by Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) in cooperation with Fafo Research Foundation and with the generous support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the last two years, ARDD launched a paper entitled “Fostering a Culture of Accountability for Improving the Learning Environment in Jordan” mainly focused on accountability and its relations with other issues like decentralization, the involvement of the civil society, and the impact of the Syrian Crisis on the Educational System in Jordan.
The full integration of accountability in the learning process and the reinforcement of communication between all stakeholders are the essential requirements for an effective educational system. From this point, all stakeholders should bear a collective responsibility to achieve all these goals. The paper also emphasized on the necessity of finding the connections between accountability and governance within the learning process, that is indicated by the recognition of the need to empower local society to take part in the learning process which will lead to a more conscious approach to reform the educational system in Jordan.
Furthermore, the paper recommended the importance of fostering the principles of citizenship at all stages of learning process to state the importance of the role of citizens in pushing the wheel of positive change, sustaining the development process and fostering accountability and ownership. As it also encouraged to the unification of the current initiatives to train and build the capacity of the teachers, and also develop new methods for hiring and following up the teachers performance along with a clear track of probation and awarding.
Within the framework of the “Education for Future” project, Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development launched a paper entitled “Fostering a Culture of Accountability for Improving the Learning Environment in Jordan”mainly focused on accountability and its relations with other issues like decentralization, the involvement of the civil society, and the impact of the Syrian Crisis on the Educational System in Jordan.
"Being Jordanian myself, and knowing the incredible resilience and potential of our people that even the multiple wars and conflicts of our region have not been able to crush, I deeply believe that change is possible and that a better future lies ahead for all of us." wrote Ms. Samar Muhareb, in her article published by The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs.
Every day women and girls are subject to different forms of violence. The widespread social acceptance of this violence against women and girls (VAWG) is due to a lack of legal awareness, a bias in legislation and an unequal implementation of the law. The local Jordanian TV station 7 Stars hosted on the 23rd January HE Dr. Sawsan Majali, Member of Jordanian Senate, HE Ms. Wafa’a Bani Mustafa Member of Jordanian Parliament, and Director of the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) Ms. Samar Muhareb to discuss the issues surrounding this topic.
A recent report by ARDD demanded providing mechanisms to protect refugee women and girls from violations they may experience, especially as a result of not possessing the proper identification documents and exposure to violence based on gender; stressing the need to punish the perpetrators of violence and facilitate victims' access to justice, to achieve their rights.