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Amman Center for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS)

Description

The Amman Center for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS), in Consultative Status with ECOSOC, is an independent think tank and advocacy center for studies, research, and training on the issues of human rights and democracy. In pursuit of a culture of human rights, their work and activities aim at strengthening civil society in Jordan and in the Arab World, and at inducing change to the general level of awareness and sensibility towards human rights and democracy.
The projects carried out by ACHRS mainly concentrate on training for democracy and human rights, as they are closely related and highly complementary. The main human rights issues which ACHRS focuses on are women's rights, the right to life, the right to think, the right to speak, and the right to participate. Their studies and research serve as an informational basis to further achieve their aims. ACHRS has worked in different women's projects, including the Jordanian Institute for Women Leaders (JIWL) Project that has been going on since 2010. The program encourages women from different backgrounds (Jordanians, Syrians, Palestinians, Iraqi, Sudanese, Yemeni and Libyans), to participate in these courses through workshops and training on different topics such as the Jordanian constitution, the law in general, human rights laws, the political situation of Jordan, and so on. So far, 170 women have graduated through this program.

Website

www.achrs.org/english

Leaders

Center Director: Nizam Assaf
Projects Coordinator: Amal Shawahneh
Media Officer: Salim Qubailat
Women Leadership Coordinator: Samar Maknai

Last modified: 04/26/2019

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