Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) is the first and only nonprofit organization in the region dedicated to promoting investigative journalism in Arab newsrooms, still an alien practice. The Amman-based ARIJ was formed in early 2005 to support independent quality professional journalism, through funding in-depth journalism projects, and offering media coaching. It helps journalists working in print, radio, tv and online media in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Bahrain, Palestine, Yemen and Tunisia.
The Information and Research Center – King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF) serves as a catalyst for socio-economic transformation through research, information and dissemination of knowledge. The IRCKHF was initially launched in 1996 as part of the National Task Force for Children. Today, the IRCKHF promotes the welfare of children, youth, women, families, communities, and vulnerable groups by providing objective, multidisciplinary research and analysis to practitioners and policymakers in Jordan and the Middle East, enabling effective socio-economic planning and decision-making.
Arab Women Organization of Jordan
Arab Women Organization of Jordan (AWO) was founded in 1970 and focuses on promoting gender equality and women’s rights.Throughout the years, AWO worked hard to strengthen a common feminist analysis and address issues of mutual interest across Jordan such as increasing women’s participation in public, political and economic spheres, improving legislation towards ending discrimination against women and its implementation, combating Gender-based violence (GBV), and ending gender stereotypes.
Rasheed, Transparency International
Rasheed for Integrity and Transparency is a local anti-corruption not-for-profit organisation that was launched in 2013. It is the Jordanian chapter of Transparency International (TI). Rasheed’s projects aim to strengthen the pillars of integrity, transparency, and accountability in Jordanian institutions. Rasheed implements projects with different levels and sectors of government including parliament, ministries, and municipalities, as well as other partners. Rasheed’s work includes the production of research, studies, evaluations, training tools, and reporting manuals. It also includes social awareness, lobbying, and advocacy campaigns.
Icebreakers’ mission is to support and raise the awareness of all gay people in Uganda about their human rights aspects in health, risky sexual behaviors with emphasis on HIV/AIDS and to speak out for those who are being bullied, abused or hated because of their sexual orientation. Together with SMUG they collect evidence of cases of violence against members of the LGBTI community. At the workshop Icebreakers and SMUG collaborated on a data-driven campaign.
Sexual Minorities Uganda was formed in 2004 to address the need to protect and support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) individuals in Uganda. SMUG advocates for policy reform, while simultaneously monitoring and aiding to coordinate the efforts of 18 LGBTI organisations in Uganda. These organizations provide a plethora of services to the LGBTI community such as medical attention, counselling, guidance, as well as support for the economic empowerment of LGBTI individuals. At the workshop SMUG and Icebreakers collaborated on a data-driven campaign
The Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies is a research centre based in Kenya that conducts policy research on human rights, security, terrorism and counter-terrorism, violence, crime and policing.
HAKI, which means “justice” or “human rights” in Swahili, works to improve livelihoods and enhance the progressive realisation of human rights in Kenya. Founded in 2012, the organisation promotes partnership between state and non state actors in order to constantly improve the well being of individuals and communities and ensure respect for human rights and rule of law by all.
I am Binadam
The organisation that had collected data on the feelings of stigmatisation and isolation amongst the LGBT community in Tanzania needs to stay anonymous due to the crackdown on LGBT rights activists in Tanzania. At the workshop the team created an campaign based on the organisation’s dataset and that campaign is called #IamBinadam, which means “I am human” in Swahili.