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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.


The Kingdom of Bahrain: A Guide to Parliament
Published: 2007
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform
English

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.


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

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.


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

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.


Get Out the Vote - Calculating Vote Goals
Published: 2010
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform
English

This resource provides a six-step process for calculating vote goals.


Get Out the Vote - Volunteer Materials List
Published: 2010
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform
Arabic

This resource provides a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) volunteer material list in Arabic.


Get Out the Vote - Timeline
Published: 2010
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform
Arabic

This timeline in Arabic describes details for a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) campaign.


Get Out the Vote - Job Descriptions for Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Workers
Published: 2010
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform
English Arabic

This guide provides job descriptions and structure for staff to work together on election day.


Get Out the Vote - Script for Kuwait
Published: 2010
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform
Arabic

This is a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) script for the elections.


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

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.


Principles and Best Practices for Transparency of an Election Administration
Published: 2010
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES)
English

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.


Women, Democracy and Human Rights
Published: 2010
Organization: American Near East Refugees Aid (ANERA)
Project: Empowering Women's Community Based Organizations in Jordan
Arabic

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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


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

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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