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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Source: UNHCR 2018
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Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

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Source: UNHCR 2018
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Children Deprived of Education

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Source: HNO 2019
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Syrian Population Living in Extreme Poverty:

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Source: UNHCR 2018
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Syrians Who are Food-Insecure:

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Source : HNO 2019
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Forced Disaperiences and Arbitory Arrests

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Source : HNO 2019
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All #human beings are born #free and #equal in #dignity and #rights!

Each year on March 21, #ARDI celebrates and joins with @UN, #humanrights activists and #organizations worldwide to recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Unfortunately, many factors give rise to #discrimination in the modern world, including people’s #ethnic, #national or #social origins, their #religion, language, #gender. political leanings, sexual orientation, age, state of health, and so forth. Forms of discriminations are often based on claims of race, in other words, “RACISM”, which remains among the most widespread form of discrimination today. Now that globalization has made our societies more #multicultural, the risks of discrimination have also increased. Consequently, it is crucial to promote #respect and #tolerance to guarantee everyone a harmonious life in #diversity.

#Racism, #xenophobia, and #intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. But every day, each and every one of us can stand up against #racialprejudice and #intolerantattitudes. For example, #refugees around the world face many forms of racism, intolerance, and exclusion that create challenging and even dangerous environments for these new members of the community to endure as they seek to rebuild their lives and provide for their families away from war and instability. It is important to put ourselves in the shoes of another to better understand their unique backgrounds and experiences as mutual human beings.

Against the alarming rise of xenophobia, racism, and intolerance, the @UNCHR has launched its #FightRacism campaign to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality, and anti-discrimination.

What Should You Do to Fight Racism and Xenophobia in your own community?

-Celebrate Other Cultures

-Call Out #HateSpeech and #Prejudice

-Teach Children #Kindness and Talk about #Differences in Positive Ways

-Report Verbal or Physical Attacks

-Support Human Rights Organizations Working to Combat these Issues

Join #ARDI to fight #racism, #hatespeech and #StandUp4HumanRights.
Learn more about our work on our website:
🌐www.atlasrdi.com
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🙂 Happiness is a basic #humanright and today is the day to be happy! 🙂

ARDI celebrates #InternationalDayofHappiness thanks to the work done by the @UN and its partner nonprofit group Action for Happiness, which is composed of people from 160 countries. The ultimate goal of the movement is to spread #awareness that progress is not only about increasing bottom lines and encouraging economic growth, but well-being and human #happiness as well.

All humans are looking for and struggling to find the same things: happiness, #love, acceptance, #safety, #health. Please check the link below to read more about social, economic and environmental well-being and the goals to achieve to increase #happiness in these areas. You will also find the measurements and comparison indicators used to study the happiness of different countries in the World Happiness Report: go.aws/2Wlbtza

Doing Good Makes You Happy!

Research shows that spending time helping others is associated with emotional benefits for the giver, is providing greater life satisfaction, positive affect, and is reducing depression.

Let’s be #HappierTogether !

Join #ARDI in learning more about #humanrights, working to help all people in your community take advantage of their rights, and support the people who are fighting for a better #tomorrow.

🌐 www.atlasrdi.com

#InternationalDayofHappiness #HappierTogether #Happiness #TenStepsToGlobalHappiness

#LetsDoThis #March20
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An equal world is an enabled world!

#InternationalWomensDay is a global day celebrating the #social, #economic, #cultural and #political achievements of #women while also marking a call to action for accelerating #genderequality.

Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive. A #gender equal word can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious.

You can actively choose to challenge #stereotypes, fight #bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations, and celebrate women’s achievements.

Let’s be #EachforEqual!

Across all of ARDI’s development and social impact efforts, we aim to integrate gender equality and the #empowerment of women and #girls across all levels. It is important to us that our work supports and benefits diverse members of whole communities - not just specific groups - so we can work towards deeper and more sustainable change. Learn more about ARDI”s work by visiting our website:www.atlasrdi.com

#InternationalWomensDay
#IWD2020 #GenerationEquality #WomenEmpowerment #GenderEquality
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1 world. 7.5+ billion unique faces.

Diversity is a strength, not a threat.

In these difficult times - and always - we must take a stand against intolerance and discrimination.

Saturday is #FightRacism Day. https://bit.ly/2U7ajWj

Misinformation during a health crisis like #COVID19 can result in people being left unprotected, uninformed and more vulnerable to the virus. It can also spread paranoia and fear. Take @UNICEF’s #coronavirus quiz to test your knowledge and get the facts. https://uni.cf/2QvKgWw

#Racism, #xenophobia and #intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. But every day, each and every one of us can stand up against #racialprejudice and #intolerantattitudes.

Join ARDI to struggle #discrimination and #hatespeech to fight for a better tomorrow for all!

What Should You Do to Fight Racism and Xenophobia?

*Celebrate Other Cultures

*Call Out #HateSpeech and #Prejudice

*Teach Children #Kindness and Talk about #Differences

*Report Verbal/Physical Attacks

*Support Human Rights Organizations

#FightRacism

All humans are looking for the same things: #happiness #love, acceptance, #safety, #health. Please check the link below to read the World Happiness Report:

https://go.aws/2Wlbtza

#InternationalDayofHappiness #HappierTogether #TenStepsToGlobalHappiness
#LetsDoThis #March20

Happiness is a basic #humanright and today is the day to be happy! 🙂

Doing Good Makes You Happy! Join #ARDI and let’s be #HappierTogether !

http://www.atlasrdi.com

#InternationalDayofHappiness #HappierTogether #Happiness #TenStepsToGlobalHappiness
#LetsDoThis #March20

Happy International Women’s Day! to all the #women around the world , we are proud of you!

#EachforEqual
#InternationalWomensDay
#IWD2020 #GenerationEquality #WomenEmpowerment