The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
The Arab Nahda (renaissance) is a common intellectual and societal act and comes as a result of the participation of both men and women in the project of the aspired human civilizational renaissance. There can be no Nahda without Gender Justice.
As thus, ARDD is participating in the 16 Days of Activism National Campaign addressing “Economic Violence”, with various deliverables sponsored by different partners and projects funded by different organizations and in coordination with the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and the UN Gender Based Violence Working Group (GBV WG)
· ARDD will start its activities for on 25th Nov.2019 Reaffirming its commitment to Gender Justice and the development of justice sector in Jordan, with the launch the 4th part of its Perspectives Series entitled “Analyzing Women’s Access to Justice in Jordan” which aims to serve as a guide for ARDD through its efforts in evidence based advocacy for justice for all regardless of gender, background and status.
· Employing arts and culture in stimulating debate and in partnership with UN Women, ARRD introduced an interactive theatre play “When She Works” that will be performed in front of 6 communities across Jordan aiming to highlight the importance of women’s work for her wellbeing, financial independence and security in addition to its impact on her family and community and to encourage men to further support women. The events of the play will be further discussed in an elaborated discussion with the audience about the importance of work for women.
· ARDD will also conduct “He for She” article competition, in Al Zaatari and Al Azraq camps targeting youth to share success stories of men helping women achieve success. 2 winning articles will be chosen and shared by ARDD’s platforms and social media.
· During the campaign and as part of Indicasere : Research, Capacity Building Awareness & Resilience of the Syrian & host-communities supported by NOVACT, 3 community sessions will be conducted by women in east Amman, Al Zarqa and Al Karak under the theme (Over a cup of coffee) discussing relevant issues, networking and seeking to further help each other.
· Drawing from real role models, ARDD will share stories of the journey of those women, who took part of some ARDD capacity building sessions and other relevant services and inspired us with their determination and strength.
· 28th Nov. 2019, will witness Building Bridges in Mafraq (2): Engaging Young People in Promoting Social Cohesion conclusion event in Al Mafraq with the participation of Al Nahda Women Network, which was formed through the project and includes a membership of 450 women.
· Asserting the role of women in various aspects of development and conflict resolution by launching the report “JORDANIAN WOMEN IN THE CONTEXT OF CONFLICT PREVENTION AND RESOLUTION’ on 1st December 2019 calling to more empowerment for women in all aspects.
· Starting November 25 and throughout the campaign, ARDD, with the support of UNHCR, will conduct several legal awareness-raising sessions across Jordan among refugees and host communities on challenges facing women in the labour market. ARDD will also participate in a Joint event in Irbid city hall from 3-4 December providing advice and information.
· In addition to the play (when it works), ARDD’s participation in the Joint event in Amman will include a performance of traditional arts and singing presented by 20 Sudanese women refugees in the joint event in Amman.