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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According to the United Nations, 1 in 3 women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner.

It is crucial to speak up to eliminate and stop domestic violence. Every story matters!

#GenerationEquality #OrangeTheWorld #kadınaşiddetehayır #kadınhakları #womenrights #empowerment #SayNoStopVAW #16DaysOfActivism #IDEVAW
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According to ILO (International Labour Organization ), globally, 740 million women work in the informal economy, and as of 2018 that’s 58.1% of all working women worldwide. In developing countries, it’s even higher, with 70% of women employed in the informal economy.

With the pandemic, women and girls' responsibility of unpaid work like child-care, cooking and cleaning intensified more than their male counterparts.

If governments and policymakers take the right steps and act now, the disproportionate impact women and girls will feel due to COVID-19 can be lessened. It’s crucial to ensure that women are economically empowered during and after the pandemic.

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ILO'ya (Uluslararası Çalışma Örgütü) göre, dünya genelinde 740 milyon kadın kayıt dışı çalışıyor ve 2018 itibariyle bu tüm dünyada çalışan kadınların % 58,1'i, gelişmekte olan ülkelerde ise % 70'i kayıt dışı istihdam etmektedir.

Salgınla birlikte kadın ve kız çocuklarının çocuk bakımı, yemek pişirme ve temizlik gibi ücretsiz işlerdeki sorumluluğu erkek meslektaşlarına göre daha da yoğunlaştı.

Hükümetler ve politikacılar doğru adımları atıp hemen harekete geçerse, kadınların ve kızların COVID-19 nedeniyle hissedecekleri etki azaltılabilir. Pandemi sırasında ve sonrasında kadınların ekonomik olarak güçlenmesini sağlamak büyük önem arz etmektedir.
#GenerationEquality #orangetheworld #KadınaŞiddeteHayır #KadınHakları #WomenRights #Empowerment #SayNoStopVAW #16DaysOfActivism #IDEVAW
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Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

This year ARDI joins the UN Women in their efforts to raise awareness on prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls all around the world.

We will be participating in the 16 Days of Activism campaign implemented by the @unwomen and use our voice to discuss a different topic each day throughout the week highlighting issues women face in their everyday lives.

To learn more about the campaign and help spread the word, please check the link below:

www.un.org/en/observances/ending-violence-against-women-day

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Orange the World: Fon Sağlayın, Yanıt Verin, Önleyin, Toplayın!

ARDI, bu yıl tüm dünyada kadınlara ve kız çocuklarına yönelik şiddetin önlenmesi ve ortadan kaldırılması konusunda farkındalık yaratma çabalarında Birleşmiş Milletler Kadın Birimi’ne katılıyor.

@Unwomen tarafından uygulanan 16 Günlük Aktivizm kampanyasına katılacağız ve sesimizi kullanarak hafta boyunca her gün farklı bir konuyu tartışarak kadınların günlük yaşamlarında karşılaştıkları sorunları vurgulayacağız.

Kampanya hakkında daha fazla bilgi edinmek ve haberin yayılmasına yardımcı olmak için lütfen aşağıdaki bağlantıyı kontrol edin:

www.un.org/en/observances/ending-violence-against-women-day

#GenerationEquality #orangetheworld #KadınaŞiddeteHayır #KadınHakları #WomenRights #Empowerment #SayNoStopVAW #16DaysOfActivism #IDEVAW
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SCIENCE FOR AND WITH SOCIETY

World Science Day for Peace and Development was proclaimed by the #UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (@UNESCO) in 2001.

Every year on November 10th we celebrate World Science Day for #Peace and #Development to highlight the significance and relevance of #science in society and the need to engage the public in debates on emerging scientific issues and developments.
This year’s theme, “Science for and with society in dealing with Covid-19”, is especially important in 2020 to help inform the wider #public about the best practices to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in our collective fight against #Covid19.

Currently, ARDI is leading programming in Istanbul, Turkey to address the issue of “fake news” and disinformation spread online, including health and science information related to COVID-19. We are dedicated to supporting the refugee communities we serve access the best quality, scientifically correct information available to protect themselves and their families during this uncertain time.

As the world currently struggles with a global pandemic, ARDI pledge our commitment to use our voice to help stimulate conversation around science-based approaches to benefit our society, and especially to help emphasize the importance of science within the refugee and host communities we support.

#World #Science #Peace #UNESCO #COVID19 #Public #2020 #ScienceDay
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English below!

ARDI ekibi olarak, İzmir'de en az 114 kişinin hayatını kaybettiği ve çok daha fazlasının yaralandığı yıkıcı 6,9 büyüklüğündeki depremden etkilenen mağdurlara en içten geçmiş olsun dileklerimizi iletiyoruz.

İzmir depremi ,bir çok binaya hasar vermiş, hayatta kalanları AFAD(Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi Başkanlığı) ve Kızılay tarafından sağlanan çadırlarda yaşamaya mahkum etti.

Ulusal ve uluslararası yardım kuruluşları/grupları, yerel STK'lar ve gönüllüler, hayatta kalanların depremin şokunu aşmalarına ve temel ihtiyaçlarını karşılamalarına yardımcı olmak için birlikte çalışıyor.

AFAD'a göre İçişleri Bakanı Süleyman Soylu, afetlere karşı direniş ve Türkiye genelinde hazırlık için 6 aşamalı bir stratejik plan olan “Türkiye Afet Müdahale Planı” nı (TAMP) uyguluyor. Soylu ayrıca, zayıf afet hafızasının hazırlıksızlığa ve dolayısıyla daha fazla ölüme neden olduğu için toplum içinde afet bilincinin oluşturulmasına yardımcı olmada STK'ların önemini vurguladı.
#ARDI olarak İzmir depreminde hayatını kaybeden birçok kişinin yakınlarına, dostlarına, sevdiklerine ve ayrıca evlerini kaybedenlere başsağlığı diliyoruz. Afete hazırlık eforlarını artırmak için birlikte çalışan birçok STK ve devlet kurumuyla da dayanışma içindeyiz. Bu çabaları ve rehberliği İstanbul'daki bağlantılarımızla birlikte mülteci nüfuslarına daha iyi ulaşacak şekilde genişletmeye yardımcı olmak için üzerimize düşeni yapacağımızı bildiririz.

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The ARDI team extends our hearts to the victims impacted by the devastating 6.9 earthquake in Izmir that killed at least 114 people and impacted many more.

The recent earthquake left many buildings damaged and condemned survivors living in tents provided by AFAD, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, and Kizilay (Turkish Red Crescent).

A collaborative effort between national and international relief departments/groups, local Turkish NGOs, and dedicated volunteers, are working together to help survivors overcome the shock of the earthquake and meet their basic needs.

According to AFAD, the Minister of Interior Affairs, Mr. Süleyman Soylu, is implementing the “Turkey Disaster Response Plan” (TAMP), a 6 step strategic plan, for disaster resistance and preparation across Turkey. Mr. Soylu also highlighted the importance of NGOs in helping to build disaster awareness within the community, since weak disaster memory causes unpreparedness and therefore more potential deaths.

As #ARDI, we would like to extend our condolences to the relatives,friends, and loved ones of the many people who lost their lives, and also to the people who lost their homes in the Izmir earthquake. We also stand in solidarity with the many NGOs and governmental bodies working together to help increase disaster preparedness efforts, and we pledge to do our part to help extend these efforts and new guidance in ways that better reach refugee populations within our networks across Istanbul.

#Izmir #Earthquake #Kizilay #AFAD #Survivors #FirstResponders #Volunteers #Pray4Izmir
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According to the United Nations, 1 in 3 women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner.

#GenerationEquality #orangetheworld #KadınaŞiddeteHayır #WomenRights #SayNoStopVAW #16DaysOfActivism

#GenerationEquality #orangetheworld #KadınaŞiddeteHayır #KadınHakları #WomenRights #Empowerment #SayNoStopVAW #16DaysOfActivism #IDEVAW @UN_Women

#ARDI commemorates with respect the founder of the Turkish Republic, #MustafaKemalAtaturk.

#Hatırlayacağız #Atamİzindeyiz #ATATURK #10november2020 #10Kasim1938 #10Kasim193oo #10KasimAtaturkuAnmaGunu

"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