ARDI

Atlas Relief & Development International

Mission

ARDI is guided by the mission to empower civilians and local organizations with the knowledge, skills, and tools to actively shape and participate in a peaceful and democratic future for all. Through our work, we emphasize efforts to support, empower, and capacitate marginalized and displaced populations, minorities, women, and youth in conflict-affected areas.

What We Do

Small Grants

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Capacity Building

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Empowerment

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Research

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Women Making Changes Through Trust and Empowerment

ARDI Director and Co-Founder, Razan Shalab AlSham, was selected to participate as an honored speaker at the TEDx Dresden event in Dresden, Germany on August 26th, 2018. Speaking about her own personal experiences as a Syrian activist and development professional, Razan’s talk, titled “Women Making Changes Through Trust and Empowerment” sheds light on the horrors of war, the challenges faced by Syrians inside and outside of their countries, the amazing efforts to support Syrians being led by women, and ends with a message for hope and peace. Watch Razan’s Ted Talk and listen to the other inspiring Ted Talk speeches HERE

Impacts of the Syrian Conflict

Refugees Globally

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Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

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Children Deprived of Education

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Syrian Population Living in Extreme Poverty:

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Syrians Who are Food-Insecure:

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Forced Disaperiences and Arbitory Arrests

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الجزء الثاني: "كيف تشعر كلاجئ في: اسطنبول - تركيا و أوروبا؟"

تساعد #أرضي في تسليط الضوء على #التحديات و #الاحتياجات و #الخبرات لفريقها المتنوع والذي يمثل المجتمعات التي ندعمها أيضًا من خلال مشاريعنا. ضمن فريقنا ، نعمل مع خبراء من اللاجئين السوريين الذين يمتلك كل منهم تجارب وقصص لجوء فريدة من نوعها في #اسطنبول و #أوروبا
في الجزء التالي من هذه السلسلة ، سنسلط الضوء على القواسم المشتركة والاختلافات في تجربة كل لاجئ.
تابع الجزء 3 قريبًا!
إذا كنت أيضًا لاجئًا أو طالب لجوء ، كيف تجيب على هذه الأسئلة؟ اترك لنا تعليقًا أدناه مع أي إجابات تريد مشاركتها
تعرف على المزيد عن أرضي:
www.atlasrdi.com

#مع_اللاجئين #أهلاً_باللاجئين #قف_مع_اللاجئين #اللاجئون_السوريون
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"When a woman thrives, all the people benefit and when the woman has access to lands, households and agriculture, gender equality increases.”

On the #InternationalDayofRuralWomen, #ARDI joins @UN to highlight the critical role of rural women for #agriculture, improving #foodsecurity, #nutrition, and the eradication of #poverty in the world. We are proud of all #women and #girls for playing a crucial role in ensuring the #sustainability of rural communities and improving rural #livelihoods !

Rural women and girls are the #leaders in agriculture, food security and nutrition and according to the International Labor Organization (#ILO), one in three employed women works in agriculture and eighty percent of households without piped water rely on women and girls for water collection globally. They are the key actors for sustainable development but limited access to health care, education, lands, and the #genderinequality are the main challenges for them.

This year additionally, the #COVID19 pandemic has increased the vulnerability of rural women’s rights because they have less access to quality health services, essential medicines, and vaccines and suffer from isolation, the spread of #misinformation, and a lack of access to critical #technologies to improve their work and personal life.

Turkey is endowed with a favorable #climate and geographical conditions, fertile #soils, and biological #diversity. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (#FAO), agriculture in Turkey is dominated by small family farms, mainly by #women. 50 percent of agricultural workers are women, more than in most other sectors. The Turkish agriculture sector has been impacted by the #Syrian crisis and is a major driver of food security for Syrian #refugees and the host community. The presence of a large population of Syrian refugees has increased the demand for food, particularly for non-storable food items such as vegetables. This demand must be met by increasing local agricultural #production. Rising local production contributes both to the stability of market prices as well as employment, as agriculture is a major entry point into the local labor market for Syrian refugees.

However, most of the job opportunities are #informal and #seasonal, which often expose them to poor working conditions and low and irregular wages. This can also lead to lower wages for workers in local communities who are hosting them, fueling #competition and social tensions. Limited access to property, equipment, and entrepreneurship opportunities is a significant challenge for women to start their own businesses.

In 2019, 20 Syrian and Turkish women in #İzmir established a cooperative for stuffed mussels and it is named Turna (Crane Bird), as a symbol of #peace and #hope in order to address the challenges of the food industry and to highlight the women power in the sector. Learn more about this inspiring women’s collective here:

bit.ly/3lV5aeT

#ARDI is dedicated to foster the women leadership capacity, works closely to support Syrian refugee women by providing capacity building support, addressing needs and challenges, and amplifying the voices of the most vulnerable and empower women as the capable change makers and the creators of healthy generations within their societies.

Learn more about ARDI work by visiting our website:
www.atlasrdi.com

#WomenEmpowerment #GirlPower #Agriculture #RuralWomen #hatsofftoruralwomen #FoodHeroes #WomenInAg #StandWithFarmers #Balance4Better
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My voice, our equal future!

11 October is the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child to highlight the importance of #genderequality and emancipation from #gender based obstacles.

This year’s theme is “My voice, our future”, which creates a platform for #girls who fight for a life free from forced child marriages, gender-based violence, and equal #education opportunities.

Due to a lack of #female representation in #leadership roles, it is more important than ever to encourage young girls to work for a world where they are the change-makers shaping our #future.

Recently adolescent girls worldwide are drawing attention to social and global issues neglected by authorities. #GretaThunberg, a 17-year-old Swedish environmentalist, gained international attention protesting the government's negligence and failure to regulate laws addressing environmental issues. She was only 15 when she started a #FridaysForFuture school climate strike movement, holding a sign outside of the Swedish Parliament building. Since then she took a huge part in the dissemination of the climate change conversation. She received two consecutive nominations for the #NobelPeacePrize. Learn more about Greta’s inspiring efforts here: bit.ly/310i4An

#Greta was privileged to be born in a middle upper-class family in Sweden where gender inequality is not felt heavily by young girls. If more girls have the same opportunity, access to #education, #nutrition, and a safe environment, it is inevitable to see the quality of life change for the better for all people.

#ARDI has been partnering with local civil society organizations in Syria targeting peacebuilding to empower women and find solutions for local challenges. For more information please visit our website.https://atlasrdi.com/projects/

#InternationalDayoftheGirlChild #equal #opportunity #UN #GirlPower #leadership #GretaThunberg
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CHECK YOURSELF!

Breast #cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the second most common cancer overall.
Every October #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of #organisations, highlights the importance of breast cancer awareness, #education, and research.

#research conducted by Carol Milgard Breast Center has shown that women whose breast cancer is detected at an early stage have a 93 percent or higher survival rate in the first five years. Therefore early detection is the key to have a better chance of survival and more #treatment options.

The prevalence of breast cancer is rising among #refugees and #displaced populations worldwide, and late-stage diagnosis has contributed to poor health outcomes in these populations.
As a result of a lack of #ATTENTION, limited finances, and insufficient support from #humanitarian organizations and host #governments, refugees and displaced populations with or at risk for #breastcancer in the Middle East face significant barriers to accessing support, preventative care, and treatment resources.

Breast cancer has yet to become a priority for #international relief agencies and host #governments in part due to misperceptions that breast cancers consistently present with poor prognoses and are too costly to treat. With the burden of breast cancer and the number of displaced individuals across the world both rising, host governments and the international community must reconsider and develop new strategies for breast cancer prevention and treatment.

In Turkey, #KETEM (Kanser Erken Teşhis, Tarama ve Eğitim Merkezi) provides free mammograms, pamphlets, and self-examination education for all women - including refugees over the age of 40.

Please check the link below to see the closest KETEM to you:
istanbulism.saglik.gov.tr/TR,64023/ketem-adresleri.html

#breastcancerawarenessmonth #wearpink #pinkoctober #her2positive #SoMe4Surgery #SurgicalOncology #cancer #checkyourself
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Today is the International Day of Non-Violence!

Each year on October 2nd, people all around the world celebrate and commemorate the birth of Mahatma #Gandhi who famously advocated for the principle of non-violence, also known as the non-violent resistance.

On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence in honor of Mahatma Gandhi. Lean more about the observance of this specific day here: bit.ly/3cSdUzk

Peaceful stances against violence have been successful throughout history and non-violent movements have led to meaningful systemic change. Gandhi said ‘Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of humanity.’ This was demonstrated when he led a march of tens of thousands of people to defy British rule in India. Gandhi became a leader of the movement for independence and, although it took 17 years, India threw off the chains of British rule.

More recent examples include the protests after George Floyd's murder. This peaceful protest created a wave that is leading to changes in symbols of racism around the world.

Also in 2020, thousands of women marched through the capital of Belarus calling for the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko, and university students demonstrated against the detention of classmates during the wave of protests gripping the country. For the first time in the protests, supporters of LGBTQ rights appeared with rainbow flags in the women’s march in Minsk. Many women were detained and marches and demonstrations by women have become a frequent feature of the protests.

The objective of the non-violence movement is to inspire, motivate and engage people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully. If we want to spread the non-violence movement, we can start small and try to practice it in our daily lives.

If you would like to learn more about the movement, you can visit non-violence project’s website linked below.
www.nonviolence.com/

#NonViolence #Peace #Gandhi #UnitedNations #NonProfitOrganizations #Conflict #October2 #Movement #Education
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"When a woman thrives, all the people benefit and when the woman has access to lands, households, and agriculture, gender equality increases.”

https://www.facebook.com/ATLASRDI/posts/3503742486352320

#InternationalDayOfRuralWomen2020 #internationalfoodday #WomenEmpowerment #girlpower #RuralWomensDay

CHECK YOURSELF!

Breast cancer is rising among #refugees and #displaced populations worldwide, and late-stage diagnosis has contributed to poor health outcomes in these populations.

#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #WearPink #PinkOctober #Her2Positive #SoMe4Surgery #SurgicalOncology

#ARDI celebrates and commemorates the birth of #MahatmaGandhi

#InternationalDayOfNonViolence aims to spread the non-violence movement, and we can start small practice in our daily lives. To learn about the movement, please click the link below:
https://www.nonviolence.com/

We encourage you to watch from #ReleaseMe’s page the beautiful “Multicultural Concert for Peace” that is held in #Afrin to shed light on the diverse #Arabic and #Kurdish music and to build peace by using the unifying power of melodies: https://bit.ly/2R2LhoU
#PeaceDay2020

#ShapingPeaceTogether
#InternationalPeaceDay #InternationalDayofPeace2020
#PeaceDay2020
#PeaceDayChallenge

WE ARE HIRING!

#ARDI is pleased to announce a new #job vacancy for #Programs Manager and we are seeking a talented professional who wants to join our team!

#vacancies #Jobs #JobSearch #JobsInIstanbul #programming #development #team #networking

https://atlasrdi.com/programs-manager-2/

On #WorldHumanitarianDay, let’s recognize women’s vital role in the survival and resilience of communities.

They are the unsung #RealLifeHeroes of the #COVID19 crisis, and deserve to be included in decisions that affect their lives.