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



The Kingdom of Bahrain: A Guide to Parliament
Published: 2007

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.


Women, Democracy and Human Rights
Published: 2010

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.


Principles and Best Practices for Transparency of an Election Administration
Published: 2010

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.


The Ten Necessary Steps for Candidates in Municipal Elections
Published: 2010

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.


Training Course for Women Candidates for the 2010 Municipal Elections
Published: 2010

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.


Incentives and Risks Involved with Candidacy in Municipal Elections
Published: 2010

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.

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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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