ARDD believes that women and men play an important role to play as agents of change, through engaging men and women in dialogues and interactive activities we tackle root causes of violence such as economic, social, political problems.
In partnership with UN Women, the project was implemented in different phases from 2014 in Za’atari camp till 2020 where the activities covered the Syrian refugee camps in Za’atari and Azraq camps, and the host communities in Amman, Zarqa, Karak, Tafilah, Ma’an, and Azraq.
During the current phases, implemented from 26 February 2020 till 31 May 2021 with the support of the Australian Government, the project focuses on women leadership roles in refugee camps and host community areas of Amman, Zarqa, Karak, Tafilah to combat SGBV and gender discrimination. The project aims to support women in becoming leaders and creating women’s networks in refugee camps enabling them to address serious issues that affect their living and work on finding solutions to these issues.
Also, this project will focus on “Solidarity for equality” by conducting more intensive discussion sessions with men and women, translating theory to practice through community-based initiatives, and creating on-ground emergency response trained youth teams. The “Solidarity for equality sessions” will allow the beneficiaries to apply their learning by doing.
Moreover, ARDD will collaborate with the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) community centers, and other local organizations present in the areas; these organizations include municipalities and community-based organizations. Learning exchange sessions will be delivered to day-care providers and MoSD employees in topics related to ‘Do no Harm’ Principles, Gender issues, Confidentiality, Mandatory Reporting, and PSEA Code of Conduct. In addition to psychosocial support for men to be advocates for women in their community.
This project is being implemented under the Gender justice program with an end aim to increase women’s participation in the aspired human civilizational Arab Nahda (renaissance) in order to build a more just and prosperous Arab region for all and these phases are generously funded by the Australian Government.