The “Laki Forsa” which translates to “You have a chance” in English, is a project that focuses on empowering women both economically and legally, as well as increasing their resilience through psychosocial support. In addition to this, the project seeks to increase the gender sensitivity of justice providers.
Implemented in partnership with the Netherlands Embassy in Jordan, from December 2015 till December 2017 (24 months), the “Laki Forsa” project targeted Jordanian and Syrian refugee women in Amman, Aqaba, and Balqa.
The project’s overall goal seeks to enable Jordanian women and girls to live fulfilling lives free from violence with full access to their rights. To achieve this goal the project takes a comprehensive approach by fostering change within individual women to enable them to communicate with their community and the institutions tasked with ensuring their rights.
The Laki Forsa project makes this change by providing vulnerable women with opportunities through four distinct services: legal empowerment, psychosocial services, economic empowerment, and building gender sensitivity of lawyers.