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Governance and Human Rights

Governance and Human Rights projects funded by MEPI focused on rule of law, human rights, elections and political parties.


2010
Get Out the Vote - Election Day Timeline – Poll Monitors
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform

This sample timeline shows the schedule for poll monitors and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) trainings, as well as what should be included in election day packets.

2010
The Kingdom of Bahrain: A Guide to Parliament
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform

This manual aimed to help members of the general public to understand Bahrain’s parliamentary system. It also was meant to serve as a resource for Members of Parliament and their staff. Contents include: type of legislative systems, parliament's role in democratic systems and the parliamentary system in Bahrain.

2010
Supporting Local Governance in Yemen - Steps to Improving Relationships between Citizens and Government: Manual for Local Councilors, Civil Society Organizations and Citizens
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform

This manual is specific to Yemen and improving the relationship between citizens and their government. It focuses on participatory local governance and public expenditure tracking surveys (PETS) and a six-step process, including a SWOT analysis and engaging stakeholders.

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

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.

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
Principles and Best Practices for Transparency of an Election Administration
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES)

This text is taken from a presentation that focuses on how transparency applies to an election process. Suggestions for election administration include providing public access to relevant documents and information, and communicating with stakeholders.

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

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.

2010
Incentives and Risks Involved with Candidacy in Municipal Elections
Organization: YWCA Lebanon
Project: Women and Municipalities: A Platform for Political Participation

This presentation discusses the importance of being properly motivated to be a candidate. It stresses that a candidate should be more influenced by internal factors than external ones, such as money and fame. It is based on Abraham Maslow's theory of self-actualization.

ATT82074.ppt (Arabic)

2010
The Ten Necessary Steps for Candidates in Municipal Elections
Organization: YWCA Lebanon
Project: Women and Municipalities: A Platform for Political Participation

This presentation includes instructions on researching applicable laws, data from previous elections, voter preferences, and organizing and managing a campaign apparatus.

ATT95339.ppt (Arabic)

2010
What Do People Want to Know About You? How to Define Yourself
Organization: YWCA Lebanon
Project: Women and Municipalities: A Platform for Political Participation

This presentation provides brief guidance on how to "define" a candidate's image in the media and how to craft a media message. It includes an exercise.

ATT12233.ppt (Arabic)

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This workshop for the Partners Global Support for Training, Advocacy and Networking for Development (STAND) program took place in Kuwait in 2016. Partners Global

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