This is the first book that looks into the state and role of investigate journalism in the Arab world. It explores the vital role the media could potentially play in informing and empowering society, to assist in opening up the...
"Creativity Club- AlKarak'' started their training on photography and cinematography on the 22nd of March, It is implemented with training support from the Karak Film Center of the Royal Film Commission in Jordan, and logistical support from the Jordan Bromine Company. It is a 20 hours training divided into four days for the age group from 18-24 years.
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Congratulations to Mr. Mark Clark, CEO of Generations For Peace - Jordan, for receiving the 2022 Peacemaker Award by Brigham Young University Law School's Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution.
During the Award ceremony, Mr. Clark gave a speech on peacebuilding theory and how it is used to promote the mission at Generations For Peace:
"This award is not about me, it's about the global community of Generations For Peace volunteers all around the world, and our relatively small team of staff and the daily work they do at the hard edge of peacebuilding in different conflict settings around the world"
On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, URI MENA Office, in collaboration with Qudrat Association and Desert Bloom, orchestrated an engaging seminar titled "Together for Peace" on September 23, 2023 in Mafraq, Jordan.
The event featured enlightening discussion sessions on the following key topics:
- Renouncing Violence:
- Exploring avenues for peace by denouncing violence as a means of conflict resolution.
- Bottom-Up vs. Top-Down Approaches to Peace:
- Analyzing and contrasting the effectiveness of grassroots initiatives versus top-down strategies in promoting peace.
- A Holistic Approach to Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding:
- Examining comprehensive methods for preventing conflicts and fostering sustainable peace.
The seminar attracted a diverse audience, including civil society activists, academics, university students, and international volunteers, all eager to engage in meaningful conversations about the pursuit of peace and conflict resolution.
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From October 6th to October 8th, a dynamic three-day youth camp was held in Jordan, addressing the vital theme of "Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding." This enlightening event was jointly organized by URI MENA and Desert Bloom, members of the ALF Jordanian Network. It brought together enthusiastic young individuals from diverse countries in the MENA region, who convened in Amman to engage in meaningful dialogues and discussions centered around the crucial topics of peace and conflict resolution.
The camp's agenda spanned a wide spectrum of subjects, encompassing aspects of identity, diversity, peacebuilding, and much more. To make the learning experience interactive and engaging, the camp utilized games and group exercises that allowed participants to internalize their newfound knowledge.
To foster an environment of trust and open communication, participants initially participated in various team-building exercises and ice-breaking games, facilitating the development of connections among attendees. The camp then employed the "world café" method to establish a common understanding of key concepts relevant to conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Participants, in rotating small groups, brainstormed and deliberated on the meanings of essential terms, such as White Supremacy, Populism, Xenophobia, Violent Radicalization, Socioeconomic Inclusion, Conflict Transformation, Peacebuilding, Community Resilience, Reconciliation, Moral Imagination, and Restorative Justice.
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A series of National Network Activities has been organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation Jordanian Network member Qudrat Association for Community Development in the Framework of th
The Amman Center for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS), member of the ALF Jordanian network, received the United Nations Prize for Human Rights for the year 2023, on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The news was published on the United Nations websites by Chaba Kuroshi, President of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, July 20, at the United Nations building. The center was selected with four winners from among more than 400 nominees for this prestigious award.
Founded in 1999, ACHRS is an independent, regional, scientific, advocacy center for studies, research and training on human rights issues and democracy. The organization has had special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2006.
In pursuit of contributing to the dissemination and understanding of human rights, its work and activities are aimed at strengthening civil society in Jordan and in the Arab region, and at inducing a change to the general level of awareness and sensibility towards human rights and democracy.
The projects carried out by the ACHRS mainly concentrate on training for democracy and human rights as they are closely related and highly complementary. Conducting studies and research to serve as an informational basis is a further means for ACHRS to achieve its goals. While keeping in mind that human rights and democracy are relevant to all segments of society, the organization’s activities mainly focus on women and youth. For more info, check this link.
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- Democracy and community development
- Human rights
Al Badeel Center for Studies and Research is an independent institution established in Amman in 2006, through an initiative by a group of individuals interested in public affairs. The center is concerned with research, democratic development and training, as well as social and economic development issues and political modernization. The center publishes books, studies and training manuals, in addition to organizing conferences, symposiums and workshops in the fields related to its work. Albadeel Center also aims at strengthening democratic awareness by spreading the culture of human rights and enhancing the participation of women and youth and in the process. It targets the development of democracy and the legislation that regulates public affairs, in addition to enhancing the role of civil society organizations. Moreover, the center concept of dialogue between civilizations and religions and ostracizing radicalism and extremism and confronting terrorism in all of its kinds, together with the differentiation between terrorism and the right of resisting occupation. It seeks to accomplish its role in the fields of economic and social development through raising the visions and suggesting solutions for the of development and the role of individuals and institutions. A specialized and dedicated team runs the center, which consists of several researchers, administrative staff and technicians. It cooperates with several academic researchers and experts in political, social, economic, cultural and environmental issues. The center finances its activities by selling its publications – the product of conducting research and the deliberations of forums, seminars and workshops, and manuals, in addition to the support of various national and international donor organizations which harmonize with the center's agenda and message. Interests of Center: Democracy: "Parliament, elections and the electoral systems, constitutional systems, democratic and political development, public freedoms and human rights, and decision making". − Civil society: "The role of the civil society in all of its different classes and its developments, the public opinion." − Economic Issues: "The general budget of the country, investment, foreign trade and employment" − International Issues: "The foreign policy, the Arab relations, the regional conflicts, the Arab – Israeli conflict and the settlement efforts." − Environment: "Environment protection, environmental awareness, the abilities of the environmental institutions and the environmental legislations, water." Mechanisms of Accomplishment: 1. Encouragement of publication of research and studies. 2. Building an advanced information database. 3. Organizing conferences, seminars and workshops, and extracting suggestions which help decision-makers and civil society leaders, and also serve the researchers and workers in the media; in addition to contributing to the development process. 4. Preparing training programs related to developing skills and building the capacities of individuals and civil society institutions. Achievements: 1. Regional conference “ Expenditure Control Election Campaigns in Arab World “ 20 2. The partnership between NGOs, Parties Media and Independent Commission Election 3. Publish the book of “The Future of Parliamentary Work in Jordan 4. Decentralization & Enhancing the Local Governance 5. Local Governance Proposed Law “Municipalities Local Councils “. 6. Capacity building to the political parties 7. Suggested Draft of new “Public Meeting Law and the Political Parties Law. 8. Suggested Draft “Election Law for Jordanian Parliament. 9. Toward the law of the Jordanian Independent Electoral. 10. Parliamentary Reform in Jordan. 11. Conference of the Jordanian Independent Commission for Elections 12. Monitoring the Jordanian media performance their covering the elections about women and youth. 13. Evaluation the Parliamentary Performance. 14. Revision of the Laws and Regulations Governing the Work of Professional Associations. 15. Political women participation Our Partner: ( FES ) , ( NED) , ( CIDA) , ( IREX ) , (KVINFO ) , (AMS ),( Labor party ) . (Future for Foundation FFF) and many local organizations
Encouragement of publication of research and studies. Building an advanced information database. Organizing conferences, seminars and workshops, and extracting suggestions which help decision-makers and civil society leaders, and also serve the researchers and workers in the media; in addition to contributing to the development process. Preparing training programs related to developing skills and building the capacities of individuals and civil society institutions.
1. Political women participation 2. Suggested Draft “Election Law for Jordanian Parliament. 3. Toward the law of the Jordanian Independent Electoral. 4. Capacity building to the political parties 5. Monitoring the Jordanian media performance their covering the elections about women and youth. 6. Evaluation the Parliamentary Performance. 7. Revision of the Laws and Regulations Governing the Work of Professional Associations. 8. Suggested Draft of new “Public Meeting Law and the Political Parties Law. 9. Decentralization Project in the Provinces. 10. Parliamentary Reform in Jordan.
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Al Balad Theater is a multi-purpose performing arts space with aims to promote artists from Jordan, the region, and the world by providing rehearsal and performance spaces for their work. Al Balad Theater also contributes to strengthening cultural movements in Jordan by cooperating with a wide range of performing art groups, locally and globally. Al Balad Theatre’s mission is to contribute to the artistic movement and social fabric of the city and the region to create a supportive, nurturing and inspiring environment for young independent artists (of all ages) and to provide safe community spaces for independent artistic expression and production that addresses people's concerns
Al Balad Theatre’s mission is to contribute to the artistic movement and social fabric of the city and the region to create a supportive, nurturing and inspiring environment for young independent artists (of all ages) and to provide safe community spaces for independent artistic expression and production that addresses people's concerns. The theare’s vision and aims are to: Create an inclusive space for the diverse communities from all over Jordan. Create a vibrant cultural space that builds bridges between emerging artists and the communities. Enrich the social fabric of the city through performing arts and cultural projects. Provide safe spaces for independent artistic expression Work along civil society and public institutions.
Al Balad theater carries out many activities such as theatre, dance, urban arts, and music performances as well as three main festivals around the year (Al Balad Music Festival, Baladk and Hakaya Storytelling Festival). It also publishes an online cultural magazine “WAW AlBalad” covering cultural events and disseminating knowledge about them, as well as publishing critical articles of cultural and art issues.