Al Waqa for Community Development is our newest partner in Jordan, an independent not-for-profit corporation, based in Amman, developing the first independent rights-based centre in Jordan. It opened its doors in September 2011.
Professor Jim Torczyner, Founder and Academic Director
Bringing Rights-Based Practice to Scale in the Middle East
The Middle East region, persistently unstable and insecure, has been further shaken by the catastrophic upheaval in Syria, the spread of violence both in the Middle East and abroad, and the lack of progress in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These factors combine to threaten the foundations of an already unstable and complex environment where the weakest elements of society are most victimized and bear the major consequences of war and instability.
ICAN is committed to the belief that the reduction of inequality and the promotion of civil society and social justice are intricately related to peace building and security. We use an approach called Rights-Based Community Practice in which Social Work and Law work together to promote the rule of law among people of diversity both within and between different social groups