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Workshop on CEDAW Stories for Jordanian Organisations


  The Arab Foundation for Development and Citizenship, AFDC,in collaboration with The Family Development Association, FDA,organised a workshop on CEDAW stories to 16 women rights activists. The workshop took place over a period of three days, between October 11 and 13, and included extensive introduction to women’s rights in general and the articles of the Convention for the Elimination of ... Read More »

Media and Civil Society Organisations

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The AFDC started implementing a project for enhancing media skills for civil society organisations in Jordan, developing their abilities in the field of dealing with mass media, and utilising media to promote their messages, introduce their activities, and increase their communication with the civil and the international communities. This project will be initiated in Jordan hoping that it will be ... Read More »

Evening Gathering in Paris Discussion of Human Rights in Morocco


The Arab Commission for Human Rights, Free Voice Association for Defending Human Rights, the Arab Foundation for Development and Citizenship, the French Human Rights Watch, and the Arab Cultural Forum organised an evening gathering and debate in Paris. The session tackled various issues in terms of human rights violations in Morocco nowadays, and several arguments, speeches, and reports were presented. ... Read More »

Workshop on Managing Civil Society Organisations


  The Arab Foundation for Development and Citizenship organised a training workshop for a number of Arab civil society organisations on managing civil society organisations. The workshop took place in Cairo, with 22 participants, and elite Egyptian and Arab trainers. The workshop had also been organised in collaboration with the Egyptian Union for Liberal Youth. The workshop is part of ... Read More »

Workshop on the management of civil institutions in Cairo

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The Arab Foundation for Citizenship & Development organized a workshop for a number of Arab civil society organizations on the management of civil institutions. The workshop was held in the Egyptian capital Cairo and was attended by  22 participants. The workshop was conducted by several Egyptian and Arab specialized trainers. The workshop was organized in cooperation with the Egyptian Union ... Read More »

Field study for cases of violence against women in Jordan

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AFDC implements a field study on domestic violence in Eastern Amman. The first stage of this study studies (1300) cases in order to examine the types of violence that Jordanian women face, as well as the types of batterers and their motives. When the field study is concluded, AFDC will issue a report about the reality of violence against women ... Read More »

AFDC organized a workshop on CEDAW stories

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In cooperation with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), AFDC organized a workshop for community-based organizations in Amman, on writing CEDAW stories, and methods of preparing statistical questionnaires related to the field of development. The concept of CEDAW stories is related to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The concept is ... Read More »

A training course on human rights in cooperation with Care International


AFDC held a training course for several Jordanian organizations working with Care International. The five-day training course gave an introduction to the main concepts of human rights, paying special attention to women’s rights in light of the international dimension of human rights. The training curse tackled as well the means local organizations should use in order to implement these rights ... Read More »

AFDC participates in the World Movement for Democracy’s Fifth Assembly

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AFDC participated the World Movement for Democracy’s Fifth Assembly held in Kiev, Ukraine. (250) democracy and human rights activists from (110) countries participated in the assembly. This assembly is considered one of the significant international democracy-related activities. During the assembly, AFDC’s director participated in a workshop on “Democracy in the Arab World: the Lessons and Future Strategies”. AFDC has also ... Read More »

Monitoring women’s rights violations in Iraq

AFCD launched a project on “monitoring women’s rights violations in Iraq”. The project aims at preparing monthly reports about women’s rights abuses in several Iraqi governorates through monitoring the overlapping levels of women’s rights abuses in Iraq, whether they be committed by family members, governmental institutions, or coalition forces. This project is implemented in cooperation with the United Nations Development ... Read More »