Who Are We
Our Mission is to stop Human Rights violations and promote Democracy; fundamental Freedoms & Rights in transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society.
Our Vision is a world in which government, politics, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of Human Rights Violations
- Human Rights for All
- Justice and Role of law
- Transparency ; Accountability and Integrity
Description of UniHrD
The Arab World Center for Democracy Development & Human Rights (United for Human Rights and Democracy- UniHrD), is a Jordanian officially registered as non-profit, an independent, scientific and non-governmental Organization, established by a number of activists on Democracy and Human Rights Fields, dedicated to the defence and promotion of human rights & Democracy, in Jordan and around the Arab World. Works in political neutrality to offer studies, research and training in Jordan and the Region. The Centre has successfully carried out a number of unique training workshops and conferences in the region in cooperation with other international governmental and non-governmental organizations, some of which are the International Committee on International Human Rights Law & Practice, the Andale Centre, and the Arab Institute for Human Rights, the Palestinian Workers Association and the International Workers. In addition, the Centre has worked closely with several UN agencies, including UNOPS, UNIFEM, HansZidel Stiffing and ICRC. Past workshop and conference topics have included Fair Trial standards, international Human Right Treaties and their Impact on National Court Rulings, gender and democratization, Child protection Campaign, tolerance values and the International Criminal Court.
UniHrD recently played host to three regional HR forums, in Jordan. Plans for the future include organizing similar forums in Tunis and Morocco. The Centre has also established links with other international and regional organizations advocating issues of HR, such as the Human Rights Information and Training Centre in Yemen, the Arab Institute for Human Rights in Tunisia, the Arab Program for Human Rights Activists and the Cairo Centre for Human Rights in Egypt among others.
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Made up of the Scientific Council of the owners of the scientific, academic and artistic talent, who have the contribution evident in education and the spread of democracy and human rights, culture, and concentrated Council mission to monitor plans annual center and to advise with respect to Tivha mechanisms and scientific evaluation of the work of the technical center and evaluation of programs and formulate recommendations
Center committees and units
The Commission on legal and judicial assistance and includes unit help workers and the unity of the hotline to help workers and women and children and the unity of the development of legislation and laws, and the unity of penal reform.
The Commission includes family and child protection unit, women and the elderly.
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The Committee on workers and migrant workers.
Information Technology Committee and the unit includes electronic library and the unity of the website and electronic network.
Committee on Information and Public Relations and International Communication and includes unit releases, publications and magazine Center.
Training Committee, awareness and includes unit projects, development and unity of organic development.
Environment Committee and communities.
International Committee of the organizations.
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Main Projects Of The Center
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- Information Technology Center, documentation and specialized library
- Review and the development of legislation program
- Family Protection Program
- training of lawyers, journalists and educators program
- training school and university students programs
- theater and culture program for human rights
- young researchers competition
- program to help refugees and migrant workers
- hotline project to help groups of private
The Legal Unit is composed of a team of lawyers & Judges who give free legal aid and counsel to individuals and groups, especially Refugees, Women and Domestic Workers. The unit also carries out legal intervention with concerned bodies and makes legal representations before courts in cases that involve broad principles of human rights that affect not just the individual before the court but the community as a whole. Furthermore, the Legal Unit attempts to support the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law.
Democratic Development Unit
The Democratic Development Unit specializes in the promotion of democracy and the promotion of civil society and the rule of law. The unit’s team carries out research and organizes workshops and seminars to discuss issues relating to human rights and democracy. The unit’s team also prepares comments on draft laws prepared by the Jordanian Authority in an effort to influence the decision-making process and the adoption of democratic laws. The unit has been also involved in providing training on human rights and democracy for youth groups.
Economic and Social Rights Unit
This unit seeks to ensure the importance of economic and social rights through research and study. Such work is particularly important because it tends to be neglected, to some extent, by other human rights organisations. To achieve its goals the unit conducts studies, workshops, and seminars that focus attention on economic and social rights out side the Capital Amman. The unit seeks to develop recommendations and standards for each of these rights to be fulfilled in the Jordanian situation. Moreover, the unit reviews and assesses the legislation and draft laws pertaining to these rights adopted by the Jordanian Authorities in an effort to secure legislation that is in harmony with international standards. The unit further seeks to provide an informative training base for governmental and non-governmental personnel who are empowered to set plans and implement programs and policies relevant to these rights. The goal of such training is to help bring economic and social rights into alignment with the standards accepted internationally and to ensure the maximum degree of implementation.
The unit aims to provide legal aid for women and women’s organisations and it also acts on behalf of women in Sharia’ and civil courts. The Unit further aims to raise awareness of women’s rights enshrined in international human rights conventions and to educate Jordanian women about their rights under local law. Finally, the Women’s Unit carries out studies on Jordanian women and the law, while supporting the amendment of local laws inconsistent with women’s rights. The Women’s Unit is also increasingly focused on the rights of children as well, and the effects of human rights violations on children.
The International and Translation Unit
Coordinate AWCDD partnerships with other human rights organizations throughout the non-Arab world. This desk also coordinates our endless battle to equip us with the financial resources necessary to meet our objectives. Moreover, it is responsible for translating all AWCDD literature into English so that it can be shared with the English-speaking world.
Central Services & Administration Unit
The minimization of administration and maximization of programme work is the objective of the Central Services & Administration Unit. Although it functions as one unit, its work is interwoven with that of all other units in the Centre. This system of organization provides a method for maintaining information in a way that is easily accessible to all staff members. The Director heads the Central Unit and is responsible for insuring the efficient use of all staff members, particularly those within the unit itself. The Director is supported by the Program Committee and the Administrative Board. Together the Director and these committees decide upon the direction of the Centre, in both financial and strategic concerns.
AWCDD has five substantive and inter-linked departments. These are the Field Work Unit, the Women’s Legal Aid Project (WLAP), the Research and Publications Desk, the International and Translation Unit and the Refugees’ Legal Aid Project.
Training & Public Awareness Unit
AWCDD has been engaged in work to educate the public about democracy and human rights issues and providing specialised training in these areas. AWCDD believes that if individuals at a grassroots level, as well as civil society at large, understand their democratic and human rights and are empowered to demand that their rights be met, then greater pressure will be put on government officials to guarantee that these rights are not violated.
The Training Unit is the core of AWCDD work to increase awareness and improve knowledge of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the Jordanian civil society, with the ultimate goal of reducing violations of human rights, and to strengthen democracy and the rule of law in the Jordanian society. The Unit’s work involves holding training courses, hosting expert meetings, and coordinating awareness raising campaigns. The Training Unit therefore works very closely with all the other Units at AWCDD.