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



Family Law and the Kuwaiti Parliamentary Elections
Published: 2011

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Family Law and the Kuwaiti Parliamentary


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.


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


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 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.


The Concept of Human Rights
Published: 2011

Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)


The workshop aims to increase participants' awareness of the concept of human rights. It introduces characteristics of human rights and identifies human rights related-terms, as well as the international human rights treaties.


Law Practice Manual Book - Qatar
Published: 2011

Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Rule of Law Initiative - Qatar 


This manual provides information concerning the economic aspects of being a lawyer in private practice in a market system. It describes the basic procedures and organizational principles used by private lawyers in the United States.


Focus on Yemen | Freedom of Movement, and Freedom from Harassment and Violence Topic Brief
Published: 2010

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This report presents survey findings on the extent to which women in Yemen feel they enjoy freedom of movement. It also examines attitudes toward violence against women with a focus on domestic violence. The survey was implemented in June 2010.


Focus on Yemen | Social Attitudes Toward Women Topic Brief
Published: 2010

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance


This report presents a demographic breakdown of data from surveys to gauge social attitudes toward women in Yemen. It focuses on support for women and daughters in politics, women working outside the home, women involved in decision-making positions and others. The survey was implemented in June 2010.


Focus on Morocco | Social Attitudes Toward Women Topic Brief
Published: 2010

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This report presents a demographic breakdown of data from surveys to gauge social attitudes toward women in Morocco. It focuses on support for women and daughters in politics, women working outside the home, women involved in decision-making positions and others. The survey was implemented in December 2009 and January 2010.


Focus on Yemen | Civic and Political Participation Topic Brief
Published: 2010

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This report presents a demographic breakdown of survey findings on civic and political participation in Yemen. It includes engagement in organizations and activities on political and social issues, voting behavior and women's opinions on policy priorities. The survey was implemented in June 2010.


Focus on Yemen | Project Overview and Respondent Demographics
Published: 2010

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This report presents demographic data on the survey respondents in the SWMENA reports on Yemen. It contains overviews of the project and its goals and methodology. The survey was implemented in June 2010.


Focus on Yemen | Opinions on Early Marriage and Gender Quotas - Topic Brief
Published: 2010

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This report presents a demographic breakdown of survey findings on opinions about introducing a minimum marriage age for girls in Yemen. It also focuses on attitudes toward gender quotas, knowledge of the concept of gender quotas and support for their introduction in elected bodies. The survey was implemented in June 2010.


Focus on Lebanon | Social Attitudes Toward Women Topic Brief
Published: 2010

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This report presents a demographic breakdown of data from surveys to gauge social attitudes toward women in Lebanon. It focuses on support for women and daughters in politics, women working outside the home, women involved in decision-making positions and others. The survey was implemented in August 2009.


Focus on Yemen | Health Care Access Topic Brief
Published: 2010

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This report presents a demographic breakdown of survey findings on the extent of access to formal healthcare in Yemen. It focuses on women and issues of affordability, quality of care, utilization and proximity to medical services. The survey was implemented in June 2010.

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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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