The founders of The Middle East and North Africa Civil Society Network for Displacement, expressed the importance of civil society organizations in responding to the current refugee crises in the region. ARDD believes civil society plays a key role in ensuring sustainability for the refugee response plan in the region. Read more in Alghad.
Check out in this article published by Family Flavours Magazine how 30-year old Sarah is economically empowered after participating in Woman's Access to Justice (WAJ). WAJ is a three-year project funded by Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Finland) and in partnership with Oxfam GB, aims to contribute to equitable access to formal and informal justice for poor and vulnerable women in the society.
The Jordan Times published an article related to the case of Sadeen, the nine-year old gils who died in early May because of alleged medical negligence while she was receiving treatment at Princess Rahma Hospital in the Irbid Governorate.
The Jordan Times published an article written by ARDD’s CEO Samar Muhareb on OPEV, a body that seeks to involve civil society organisations in Jordan in creating spaces that provide necessary alternatives to violent extremism. OPEV and its members see an urgent need for integrated action between civil society and official national institutions to address all forms of violent extremism. Read the full story in the Jordan Times.
The Jordanian organisation Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) welcomes the long-awaited move by the Cabinet to remove Article 308 of the Penal Code.
In its current form, Article 308 stipulates that rapists are spared punishment or legal prosecution if they marry their victims and stay with them for five years.
The removal of Article 308 means that such crimes can undergo proper investigation, prosecution and punishment of perpetrators, which is a great step forward.
However, ARDD believes that legislative change alone does not translate into change in community traditions and customs, especially those that are deeply rooted.
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.