“Lana”, meaning “Ours” in English, is a project that aims for women and men to reject all forms of discrimination that give rise to gender inequality, and assist in contributing to a more equal, violence-free and democratic society in the MENA region. It is also a regional project implemented in Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan.
The “Lana” project is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is led by Oxfam GB. ARDD is the Jordanian partner and is in charge of implementing the “Lana” project in Zarqa and East Amman, from January 2014 till Dec 2015. The project is targeting Jordanian men, women, and youth in these two areas.
The ‘Lana’ project is expected to increase meaningful participation among citizens within the target communities. In particular, it focuses on how women can enhance their participation in the way decisions are made in their homes, the community and wider society (i.e. the public and private sphere) with the aim of promoting gender equality. In order to achieve this, the ‘Lana’ project employs a holistic approach with three core components that work parallel and concurrently: Change-Makers, a Community Led Approach, Alliance Members and Strategic Change Makers, and the Apex Fora role.
The collaboration, interaction, and joint actions between the three components of the project will lead to holistic and sustainable change in the different spheres of Jordanian society, utilizing the power of working collaboratively towards gender justice.