This campaign marked the first time for the Prisoners and their Families Aftercare Center (Edmaj)4 to work on a rights-based issue rather than charity work. This is considered a paradigm shift in the life of Edmaj. This shift emerged as a result of the Edmaj’s participation in the USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program (CIS) Advocacy Support Fund grant process. A primary component of the grant process included an advocacy training using the New Tactics in Human Rights Program’s Strategic Effectiveness Method which facilitates the collective identification of locally-defined priorities. As a result, Edmaj launched the Prisoners’ Rights to Rehabilitation Centers and Reform Upon Release/Amman Governate campaign.
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