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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.



Violence Against Women: From Theory to Practice
Published: 2010

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.


The How-To Guide For Student Councils
Published: 2010

Organization: Academy for Educational Development (AED)
Project: Establishing Student Councils


The manual is used in workshops to establish and run student councils in Yemen. It focuses on eight areas related to student councils: significance, duties and responsibilities, and formation; elections; the means to begin work; planning and the development of action plans; fundraising; evaluation; leadership skills; and helping the transition to the next year.


US-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research Website
Published: 2010

Organization: ICF International
Project: US-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research


The website includes breast cancer-related resources for women, advocates and health care professionals, as well as clinical studies and publications, and material from the first MENA Regional Breast Cancer Advocacy Conference.


Breast Health Awareness Program Planning, Sample Curriculum: Lunchtime Information Session
Published: 2010

Organization: ICF International
Project: US-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research


The lesson plan includes an overview of breast cancer, statistics, common breast conditions, risk factors, signs and symptoms, early detection and treatment. It was developed with materials from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Johns Hopkins Medicine International.


Media Matters: Tips and Tools for Breast Cancer Awareness Leaders, Building Bridges for Advocates Across the MENA Region
Published: 2010

Organization: ICF International
Project: US-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research


This presentation describes media outreach tools, including press releases, media advisories, pitch letters and op-ed articles. The presentation was developed by ICF International in collaboration with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


Breast Cancer Awareness: A Business Resource Kit, Train the Trainer
Published: 2010

Organization: ICF International
Project: US-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research


This presentation focuses on training trainers to teach about breast cancer awareness. It was developed with materials received from The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Johns Hopkins Medicine International.


Guidelines for Support Groups
Published: 2010

Organization: ICF International
Project: US-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research


The manual includes information about starting a support group, including liability and fees, membership recruitment, type of groups, meeting guidelines, phases of support groups and more.

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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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