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Women's Rights

2010
Violence Against Women: From Theory to Practice
Organization: Lebanese American University
Project: Young Women Leaders Program

The presentation describes societal causes for gender-based violence in the Middle East, definition, reasons for silence, the role of education, why women stay and myths.

2010
Building Skills for Empowerment - Workshop 1
Organization: Solidarity Center
Project: Building Working Women's Political and Social Participation in Jordan

This Educator's Notes and Curriculum Guide has information for 14 sessions, including: social construction of gender, problem identification, legal rights, understanding power and empowerment. Each session includes goals, handouts, trainer's tips and more.

2010
Building Knowledge, Understanding and Skills for Education and Action - Workshop 2
Organization: Solidarity Center
Project: Building Working Women's Political and Social Participation in Jordan

This Educator's Notes and Curriculum Guide has information for seven sessions, including: social, economic and political timeline; understanding the global economy; and participatory education techniques. Each session includes goals, handouts, trainer's tips and more.

2010
Trainer's Guide to Rights and Gender -- Guide formateur droits et genre
Organization: Academy for Educational Development (AED)
Project: Women's Literacy in Morocco (ALEF)

This module has several iterations of the same workshop on rights and gender, which was given in different versions in different parts of Morocco.

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

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.

2010
Guide to Approaching Gender and Development
Organization: Near East Foundation
Project: Community Involvement in Reforming Primary Education

This guide presents an overview of theories on gender and development, including historical and religious perspectives and references to Morocco.  The guide concludes with data collection and analysis methods for integrating gender into development approaches.

2010
Identifying Women's Challenges and Needs in Rural Communities
Organization: American Near East Refugees Aid (ANERA)
Project: Empowering Women's Community Based Organizations in Jordan

This presentation addresses the issue of development in rural communities, with a special focus on gender issues.

2011
Hope for Hurting Families: A Guide to Co-Located Services in the Middle East
Organization: Vital Voices Global Partnership

This manual focuses on establishment of Family Justice Centers (FJC), or Family Safety Centers, which provide services in one location for victims of family violence and their children. The manual includes lessons learned in Jordan and provides a road map for future Centers in the Middle East. Tips are provided for coalition building, strategic planning, getting buy-in, volunteers and more.

 

 

2011
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), OHCHR
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources

This resource reviews the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966. The ICCPR commits its parties to respect the civil and political rights of individuals, including the right to life, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, electoral rights and rights to due process and a fair trial.

For more information on ICCPR, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/ccpr.htm

2011
Arab Charter on Human Rights, League of Arab States
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources

This resource focuses on the Arab Charter on Human Rights. The Charter was adopted by the Council of the League of Arab States in 1994 and affirms the principles in the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam.

For more information on the Arab Charter on Human Rights, please visit UNHCR at RefWorld http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/publisher,LAS,,,3ae6b38540,0.html.

2011
The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, OHCHR
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources

This resource focuses on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966. It commits its parties to work toward granting economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) to individuals. The ICESCR includes labor rights and the right to health, education and an adequate standard of living.

For more information on The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cescr.htm.

2011
The First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, OHCHR
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources

This file reviews the articles of the First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which is a treaty establishing an individual complaint mechanism for the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

For more information, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrc/procedure.htm.

2011
The Beijing Platform for Action, UN
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources

This file includes the text of “Declaration and Platform for Action," which was addressed at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 in Beijing, China. The Declaration aspired at achieving greater equality and opportunity for women.

For more information, please visit the United Nations (UN) at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/platform/plat1.htm.

2011
The Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, UN
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources

This file includes the text of the United Nations Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, which was ratified by the United Nations in 1968.

For more information, please visit the University of Minnesota at http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/x4cnaslw.htm.

2011
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), OHCHR
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources

This file includes the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The Declaration consists of 30 articles, regional human rights instruments, and national constitutions and laws.

For information, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) http://www.ohchr.org/en/udhr/pages/introduction.aspx.

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