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FW: Website for safeguarding elections
Published: 2015
Organization: Democracy International
Project: Supporting Election Monitoring Innovation in MENA Region

FW: (Forward) is an informal, web-based community of civic activists, technology junkies, academics, bloggers, journalists and citizens interested in learning about and sharing new approaches and tools for safeguarding elections. The site is available in English, Arabic and French at www.fwelections.com.


Guide to Monitoring Public Money
Published: 2014
Organization: Organization for Promoting Integrity (OPI)
Project: Women Against Corruption and for Women’s Participation
Arabic

This manual provides an introduction to corruption, including a focus on combatting corruption and a broad overview of the manifestations of wasting public money. It also includes information on how to monitor and document incidents of wasting public money and the responsibility of official public bodies to protect public funds. The guide presents methods for reporting and following up on incidents where public money is being wasted, emphasizing the rights of the citizen.


Financing Politics: The Middle East and North Africa
Published: 2013
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES)
Project: Enhancing Transparency in Political Finance in the Arab Region
English

This manual highlights the importance of political finance in the Middle East and North Africa, and provides a discussion of global and regional standards in the regulation of political finance. Country studies are provided for Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Yemen.

 

The Arabic version of this manual will be available later.


Libya: Reporting for a Better Future
Published: 2013
Organization: Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)
Project: Libya Elections Reporting Network
Arabic

This handbook, in Arabic, is a practical guide for journalists reporting on elections in Libya. It emphasizes the importance of impartial reporting, fact-checking and reliable sourcing.


Tunisia: A Free Press Prepares for Elections
Published: 2013
Organization: Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)
Project: Tunisia Youth Media Network
French

This handbook, in French, is a practical guide for journalists reporting on elections in Tunisia. It emphasizes the importance of impartial reporting, fact-checking and reliable sourcing.



Kuwaiti Family Code
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

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
English Arabic

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
English Arabic

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
English Arabic

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
English Arabic

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.


Qatari Family Code
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

Emirati Family Code
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

Yemini Family Code
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

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