P.O. Box: 930560
Amman 11193

+962 6 4617277


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Sharif Hassanein

Added on: Aug 30, 2015

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2016

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Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD)-Legal Aid’s mission is to actively contribute as a civil society organization to a just and stable society, free of inequity and conflict. We empower marginalized groups to acquire and enjoy their universal rights and freedoms by representing their needs and mobilizing relevant duty bearers to conform to human rights, good governance and the rule of law.

ARDD-Legal Aid implements initiatives and projects fall under four categories:

* Development and Human Rights
* Policy
* Raising legal awareness and legal empowerment
* Democracy and Governance


Aisha Dennis

I am currently Project Assistant in the Accountability Unit at the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development, Jordan, where I work on the planning and implementation of legal empowerment projects for Syrians and host communities, within the humanitarian emergency context. Previously, I worked in strategic human rights litigation in the UK for three years, challenging high level government policies, often related to armed conflict in the Middle East. I graduated with a distinction in MA International Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), where I specialised in the International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, and attained BA Honours in International Relations from the University of Sussex.


Joely Thomas

I’ve worked in the Middle East on GBV, gender, and legal empowerment, but want to increase my understanding of how organisations can best work with all levels of society to achieve justice.


Liza Tumen

Project Assistant at Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development


Luis Alcaraz

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Health Psychology


Rana Hajaia

I am a community facilitator with ARDD


Shady Safar

I am community facilitator and work with refugees in Jordan


Sharif Hassanein

Project Manager in the Gender & Media Unit at ARDD-Legal Aid and specializes in programming for refugees and women. Looking to share and strengthen knowledge in the field of legal empowerment in the MENA region and beyond.


Zainab Alkhalil

Ms. Zainab Alkhalil has 24 years of experience in project management and office administration, in difficult and challenging environments including extensive experience of humanitarian emergency contexts and post-conflict situations. Her experience includes 6 years with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Iraq Office, where she assisted in the planning and implementation of projects promoting human development, life skills, and education. She is currently working as a Accountability Unit Manager at a Jordanian NGO, the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development- ARDD. Her role includes implementing projects that promote human rights, accountability and equal access to quality education using a rights-based lens.


بشار الحريري

محامي مستشار منذ عشرين عاما ،باحث و كاتب في القضايا القانونية ،محكم دبلوم في القانوني ، دورات متعددة في التحكيم و في القانون الدولي و القانون الإنساني الدولي و قانون حقوق الإنسان و القانون الدستوري . أرنو إلى تبادل الخبرات و المعرفة القانونية ....


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