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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 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.


Unified Personal Status Law for the Gulf Cooperation Council
Published: 2011

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


The Unified Personal Status Law for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) represents one of the projects that aim at a codification of the provisions of Islamic Judicial Rulings, which endorsed by the ministers of justice in the GCC countries. The law consists of 282 articles, which include provisions relating to the family and personal rights: marriage, divorce, eligibility, jurisdiction, will, and inheritance.


Tunisia: A Free Press Prepares for Elections
Published: 2013

Organization: Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)
Project: Tunisia Youth Media Network


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.


Libya: Reporting for a Better Future
Published: 2013

Organization: Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)
Project: Libya Elections Reporting Network


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.


Digital Security for the Arab World
Published: 2013

Organization: Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)


This magazine on digital security  reviews online censorship and security vulnerabilities in social networking sites in the Arab World. It also provides detailed information about ways to protect your privacy online, securing smartphone and ensuring mobile phones safety.


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


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.


Guide to Monitoring Public Money
Published: 2014

Organization: Organization for Promoting Integrity (OPI)
Project: Women Against Corruption and for Women’s Participation


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.


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.


Peace Journalism
Published: 2015

Organization: Lebanese Center for Active Citizenship
Project: YouthTube for Peace


This presentation focuses on the media’s role and responsibility in covering conflict. It explores the definition of conflict, distinguishes between conflict and combat, and discusses characteristics of conflict related to the media. It also highlights media covering sensitive conflicts and the responsibility of print publications and onscreen programs. Additional material includes examples of news on social media sites and the importance of objectivity versus bias in news reporting.

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