|About||Waqe3 is a registered non-profit civil society organization operating in Ashrafiyeh.|
Who We Are:
Waqe3 is a registered non-profit civil society organization operating in Ashrafiyeh. Established in 2012 by a group of dedicated professionals, the center addresses the need for community-based advocacy in the community it serves. The founders of Waqe3 are Jordanian men and women who were trained at McGill University in a community organizing and movement building practice based on the Rights-Based Community Practice (RBCP) approach, as developed at Canada’s McGill University, and adapted to fit the local context.
What We Are About:
The goal of Waqe3 is to create a strong civil society in which individuals - especially marginalized citizens - are empowered to obtain their rights and entitlements and to advocate for themselves to effect system and policy change. Waqe3 serves its community through raising awareness while helping individuals develop the skills they need to access and preserve their rights. Waqe3 uses the tools of RBCP - organizing, social work and legal advocacy - to create empowerment at all levels of society: the individual, the institution, and the community.
What We Do:
We raise awareness of legal rights and encourage individuals to drive the processes and decisions that affect their lives as individuals and communities.
We help organize local residents together to solve collective problems and address common concerns, particularly those that lead to social and economic inequality.
We mobilize communities’ volunteering capacity to help residents set their own priorities and advocate for the issues that are most important to them.
We empower residents to access their rights and entitlements and to negotiate the complex bureaucratic procedures that control the flow of these rights.
We develop the advocacy and rights protection skills of individuals and groups through our resource development and volunteer work unit.
We empower women through offering reading and writing programs to fight illiteracy, offering family support through