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Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement projects funded by MEPI focused on CSO capacity building and advocacy, and civic education. Projects have aimed to strengthen local engagement, CSO national dialogue, voter ownership, leadership skills and NGO governance.



Political Participation
Organization: Pal Think
Project: Towards Becoming an Entrepreneurial Society through Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in Gaza

This presentation highlights obstacles to women’s political participation, including media constraints, and provides suggestions to develop women’s role. It focuses on Palestinian political life and participation in decision-making and also more broadly on international charters and covenants, including: civil and political rights, elimination of racial discrimination, elimination of discrimination against women (CEDAW), and increasing women’s participation in peacekeeping and conflict resolution initiatives.

Working Together for Strong Communities: Leading Advocacy Campaigns for Civil Society Organizations
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Working Together for Strong Communities

This presentation aims to raise participants’ standards and skills in advocacy. It describes the characteristics of advocacy, highlights time action plans, and explains how the process of lobbying and advocacy differ from other types of intervention in community issues.

Working Together for Strong Communities: Facilitating and Managing Public Meetings with the Community
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Working Together for Strong Communities

This presentation describes how to facilitate and manage public meetings. It highlights tips for effective facilitation, characteristics of good facilitators and how to make appropriate decisions during facilitation.

Working Together for Strong Communities: Facilitating Skills
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Working Together for Strong Communities

This presentation focuses on the meaning of facilitation, including key skills, when the different skills should be used and how the learning process supports facilitation.

Social Media Project - Active Change. New Tactics and Methodologies for Advocacy
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

This manual promotes strategic thinking for people working in the field of human rights. It provides tools and tactics to achieve change, including identifying the problem, establishing a common vision, selecting the playground - using a tactical planning tool - uncovering and choosing tactics, and developing an implementation action plan.

New Tactics for Human Rights: Background and Fundamentals
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

This curriculum guide describes how to teach human rights and the philosophy of Sun Tzu. His lessons emphasize three sources of knowledge, including knowing yourself, knowing your opponent and knowing your playing ground. It describes new tactics for human rights, which is organized around the analysis of potential solutions rather than analysis of the issues.

The Use of Social Media in Civil Community Work
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

This presentation highlights the importance of community media to civil society organizations. It describes community media strategy, including preparing a timetable, setting goals, identifying the target group, choosing optimal sites, and achieving targets and timetables. In addition, it focuses on common mistakes to avoid.

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This Institute of International Education (IIE) training-of-trainers workshop for the Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program took place in Tunisia in 2017. IIE

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