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Gender and Youth

MEPI projects related to Gender and Youth cover a range of areas, including employment, social media, leadership, civic engagement and health awareness.



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 and Kuwaiti Family Law Weekly Article Series I&II
Published: 2011

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights and Kuwaiti Family Law Weekly Article Series


A group of Kuwaiti male and female family law attorneys with varying political and religious backgrounds and ideologies have been working collaboratively on a weekly newspaper articles in order to educate the public and raise awareness on women’s rights and family law issues. The first article series described each article of Kuwait's family law, and the second series is dealing with specific cases and the application of the family law in Kuwait.

The articles are available in Arabic at the following website:

http://www.familylaw-khaleej.org/en/publications/womens-rights-and-kuwaiti-family-law-weekly-article-series-i-ii.html


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.


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.


Focus on Lebanon | 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 Lebanon. 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 August 2009.


Focus on Lebanon | Attitudes Towards Policy Change Topic Brief
Published: 2010

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This report presents a demographic breakdown of survey findings on attitudes toward policy change in Lebanon. The reforms covered an optional civil marriage law, the introduction of gender quotas in elected bodies and a reformed citizenship law. The survey was implemented in August 2009.


Focus on Yemen | Paid Work and Control of Earnings and Assets Topic Brief
Published: 2010

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This report presents a demographic breakdown of survey findings on paid work and employment in Yemen. It focuses on participation of women in the formal economy and control over their earnings or other assets. The survey was implemented in June 2010.


Focus on Lebanon | Economic and Educational Status Topic Brief
Published: 2010

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This report presents a demographic breakdown of survey findings comparing men's and women's economic and educational status in Lebanon. It focuses on employment trends and monthly income for economic status, and on goals and fields of study for educational status. The survey was implemented in August 2009.


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 Morocco | 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 Morocco enjoy freedom of movement. It also examines attitudes toward violence against women with a focus on domestic violence. The survey was implemented in December 2009 and January 2010.


Focus on Lebanon | Women's Freedom of Movement, and Freedom from Harassment and Violence
Published: 2010

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This report presents survey findings on the extent to which women in Lebanon 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 August 2009.

Iwpr women in media training 4
This IWPR Women in Media training took place at the University of Tripoli in July 2017. The course focused on technical media skills and developing gender-focused content to encourage media consumption among women. IWPR

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