EU-funded project “Enhancing Human Rights and Civil Space in Jordan” comes to an end

August 31, 2021
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Lawyers Without Borders concluded the activities of the “Enhancing Human Rights and Civil Space in Jordan” project, which is co-funded by the European Union (EU), and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) within the framework of the Qararuna project-EUJDID.

The project aimed at enhancing the state of human rights and civic space in Jordan during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic, mainly, to strengthen the contribution of civil society institutions to policy-making, and protection of human rights and civic space in Jordan.

One of the Project’s key milestones is the establishment of the Civic Space and Human Rights Observatory, with the collaboration of a coalition of 23 local community-based organisations (CBOs) from all governorates.

EU Ambassador H.E. Maria Hadjitheodosiou highlighted the importance of civil society as “a key player in creating the conditions for the full realisation of human rights and the respect of fundamental values. And I am happy that supporting and strengthening the civic space in the country can now contribute to enhancing the dialogue between stakeholders, NGOs, and CBOs, that can have more active participation in the democratic processes.”

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Countries covered:

  • Jordan