Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The highlight of my day was visiting with the team of ARDD-Legal Aid for our partnership signing ceremony. I'm thrilled to continue working with a committed and dedicated team who work with passion and drive in helping to empower underprivileged  communities in Jordan

ARDD-Legal Aid joins Al Marji' Publications in empowering individuals and communities across the Kingdom

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) – Legal Aid and Al Marji’ Publications renew their partnership agreement with a focus on human rights, women’s empowerment and social justice advocacy for women and refugees in Jordan.

“With significant crises in the region, it is more important than ever that the role of women be emphasised, starting in the household and carrying throughout the public and private spheres. We at ARDD-Legal Aid aim to create peace and security and to provide information on how we all can work to accomplish this. It is our duty to work with publications like Al Marji' Publications to empower women and to help carry this empowerment to generations to come,” said ARDD-Legal Aid Gender and Media Unit Manager Lana Zananiri at the signing.

“This partnership renewal is timely not only with World Refugee Day coming up in June, but also because many of our own female readers are often denied access to justice,” said Laura Haddad, Editor of Family Flavours parenting magazine. “ARDD-Legal Aid’s work with us in raising awareness is crucial and it provides our readers with a call to action and the tools and resources needed to get them started, ” she added. 

Under the agreement, readers of Jordan’s only parenting magazines, Family Flavours and Nakahat Ailyieh, can explore options for addressing the challenges that inhibit their rights and access to justice. It also teaches them strategies for success in all aspects of their lives and inspires them with influential figures working to promote human rights and development throughout Jordan.

Lana Zananiri, ARDD-Legal Aid Gender and Media Unit Manager (left) and Laura Haddad, Editor of Family Flavours (right) at the partnership signing ceremony today

ARDD-Legal Aid works with refugees across Jordan. Here, meet Sigrid Pfaffle and Rawan Daas
(Photography by Rebecca Arnold for ARDD-Legal Aid)

At Za’atari Camp in 2014
(Photography by Rebecca Arnold for ARDD-Legal Aid)

1 comment:

Sonia Salfity said...

What a great opportunity for so many to get together to insure that information, education, and resources get to the right people that desperately need support in an atmosphere that is full of unrest and too many unknowns. Your work as a group strengthens your ability to reach those in need way beyond anyone's imagination. May God protect each of you and bless the work you are doing!