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Women's Rights in Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and Bahraini Judicial Rulings (Practical)
Published: 2011

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights in Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and Bahraini Judicial Rulings


The Practical Part of the Women's Rights in Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and the Bahraini Shari'a Judicial Rulings documents two national campaigns on women's rights and family law launched by civil society in the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain. This portion also places the campaigns within the framework of the larger movement for family law reform in each country as well as advocacy strategies and lessons learned for women’s rights activists in the Gulf region and beyond.


Women's Rights in Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and Bahraini Judicial Rulings (Theory)
Published: 2011

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa


Through its regional Family Law Program, Freedom House published the Women's Rights in the Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and the Bahraini Shari'a Judicial Rulings (Theory Portion) which brings together Sunni, Shiite and legal scholars from the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain to analyze family law, Islamic jurisprudence, and religious and civil interpretations in an attempt to bridge key differences among their perspectives.


Women's Rights Survey (2009 Gulf Portion)
Published: 2011

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights and Kuwaiti Family Law Weekly Article Series


The Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa study presents detailed reports and quantitative ratings on the state of women’s rights in the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. It is the first installment of a larger project encompassing the entire MENA region.


Women's Rights and Kuwaiti Family Law Weekly Article Series I&II
Published: 2011

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights and Kuwaiti Family Law Weekly Article Series


A group of Kuwaiti male and female family law attorneys with varying political and religious backgrounds and ideologies have been working collaboratively on a weekly newspaper articles in order to educate the public and raise awareness on women’s rights and family law issues. The first article series described each article of Kuwait's family law, and the second series is dealing with specific cases and the application of the family law in Kuwait.

The articles are available in Arabic at the following website:

http://www.familylaw-khaleej.org/en/publications/womens-rights-and-kuwaiti-family-law-weekly-article-series-i-ii.html


Family Law and the Kuwaiti Parliamentary Elections
Published: 2011

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Family Law and the Kuwaiti Parliamentary


The Family Law and the Kuwaiti Parliamentary Elections Survey captures a historic moment as Kuwait women first exercised their political and democratic rights for the first time. It examines the findings of a nationwide survey conducted among 1,376 eligible Kuwaiti male and female voters from all 25 electoral districts during the campaigns leading up to the 2006 parliamentary elections. The report also examines a number of variables that reflect the demographic makeup of Kuwaiti society and their effect on voting decisions.


Understanding Your Audience
Published: 2012

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce


In English and Arabic, this brief presentation gives tips on understanding and connecting with your audience and provides a list of what makes an effective communicator. For more information, please see Freedom House's training guide – Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce, Advancing Your Career and Becoming a Change Agent. This project was funded by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).


10 Steps to Advocacy: Addressing Challenges to Advancement
Published: 2012

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce


In English and Arabic, this presentation describes 10 steps to advocacy, such as identifying a goal, educating yourself, building your profile, customizing your message and approach and monitoring. For more information, please see Freedom House's training guide – Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce, Advancing Your Career and Becoming a Change Agent. This project was funded by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).


The Global Landscape for Women
Published: 2012

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce


In English and Arabic, this presentation describes the global gender gap, using several countries as examples - Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. It also focuses on women in the workforce and challenges to accessing employment. For more information, please see Freedom House's training guide – Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce, Advancing Your Career and Becoming a Change Agent. This project was funded by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).


Non-Verbal Communication
Published: 2012

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce


In English and Arabic, this brief presentation gives tips for non-verbal communication, including word choice, voice and tone, body language and how to be an active listener. For more information, please see Freedom House's training guide – Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce, Advancing Your Career and Becoming a Change Agent. This project was funded by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).


Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce, Advancing Your Career and Becoming a Change Agent
Published: 2011

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce


This manual provides tips for facilitating an effective workshop and then includes a chapter each on the global landscape for women and women's roles as change agents; communicating your message; advancing your career; and paving the way for change. Each section includes a session overview, process, slides, handouts and evaluation forms. This project was funded by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).


Preparing for Difficult Questions
Published: 2012

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce


In English and Arabic, this presentation describes types of difficult questions and how to respond, including techniques to stay on message. It gives examples related to women's rights. For more information, please see Freedom House's training guide – Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce, Advancing Your Career and Becoming a Change Agent. This project was funded by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).


How to Say It!
Published: 2012

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce


In English and Arabic, this brief presentation gives tips on building and delivering a message. For more information, please see Freedom House's training guide – Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce, Advancing Your Career and Becoming a Change Agent. This project was funded by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).


Leveraging Social Media
Published: 2012

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce


In English and Arabic, this presentation focuses on why social media matters, along with strategies and opportunities. It also includes information on blogging, tracking and effective outreach. For more information, please see Freedom House's training guide – Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce, Advancing Your Career and Becoming a Change Agent. This project was funded by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).


Networking Web
Published: 2012

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce


In English and Arabic, this brief presentation provides a chart with comments about networking on the web and a list of the fundamentals of networking. For more information, please see Freedom House's training guide – Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce, Advancing Your Career and Becoming a Change Agent. This project was funded by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).


Mentoring
Published: 2012

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce


In English and Arabic, this brief presentation describes mentoring, who needs a mentor, how to choose a mentor and setting up a mentoring relationship. For more information, please see Freedom House's training guide – Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce, Advancing Your Career and Becoming a Change Agent. This project was funded by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).

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