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Teaching for Peace
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Organization: Lebanese American University
Project: Equality for Everyone: Gender Reform from Grassroots to Government
Arabic
This guide provides background on democracy, citizenship, diversity and conflict management resolution. It highlights the social goals of education for peace, including approaches, prejudices, tolerance, understanding of conflict, human rights and education through citizenship.

Tunisian Election Law Handbook for Lawyers
Published: 2011
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Democracy and Community Development Program
English

The comprehensive "Tunisian Election Law Handbook for Lawyers" describes and explains the country’s legal provisions surrounding electoral conduct. The handbook provides advice on applying Tunisia’s new Election Law and presents Tunisian lawyers with guidance on substantive law and procedures from the Constituent Assembly. The handbook also highlights potential areas of dispute and legal strategies in assisting citizens on election legal issues.


The Citizen’s Guide to a Civilized State
Published: 2011
Organization: Tamkeen Development Foundation (TDF)
Arabic

This manual aims to raise awareness of Yemeni citizens about the definition of a civil state - its principles, components and guarantees. Additionally, it reviews the role of youth and civil society organizations in establishing a modern civil state.


Training Course for Women Candidates for the 2010 Municipal Elections
Published: 2010
Organization: YWCA Lebanon
Project: Women and Municipalities: A Platform for Political Participation
Arabic

This document provides background information on the need for increased women's participation in Lebanon and on the basic principles of democracy and local governance. It also includes training modules covering public service, leadership, communication and campaigning.


Media Freedom versus Media Regulation During the Election Campaign: The Role of Oversight Bodies in Balancing Interests
Published: 2010
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES)
English

The presentation focuses on the function of media in the electoral process, including basic rights and best practices. Models and scope for regulation are discussed.


Women, Democracy and Human Rights
Published: 2010
Organization: American Near East Refugees Aid (ANERA)
Project: Empowering Women's Community Based Organizations in Jordan
Arabic

This curriculum addresses the issue of human rights and democracy. It provides a historical summary of the development of human rights and the role of the United Nations in the development of women's rights.


Elements of Democratic Elections
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes seven key differences between democratic and undemocratic elections.


A Comparative Perspective on Gulf Elections
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes the role of elections in democratization and historical paths to democracy in monarchies. It also gives background information on Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia.


Global and Regional Perspectives on Money and Politics in Political Campaigns
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

The presentation describes challenges facing emerging democracies and factors different from western systems that can impact campaign finance. Results from a study of campaign finance are summarized.


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