Local civil society organizations, better capable of analyzing and identifying the needs of their communities, spearhead evidence-based advocacy efforts that lead to concrete results on the ground.

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) engaged in such advocacy effort, scoring a measure of success, but vowing to obtain more.

 Through the Forum for Supporting the Justice Sector – a joint ARDD-Durrat Al-Manal for Development and Training initiative – and through its Public Health Policy Lab sessions, which enjoy the participation of experts in the justice and health sectors, and which aimed at integrating the right to health into the justice system, ARDD contributed to improving one aspect of the Jordanian health sector. The sector has witnessed a steep decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to an increase in cases of medical accountability lacking health services, and adoption of practices that, due to ARDD’s hard work and determination were proved illegal. More specifically, the seizure of patients’ personal documents by way of ensuring payment for their treatment.

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