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Violence Against Women: From Theory to Practice (39)

Organization: Lebanese American University
Project: Young Women Leaders Program Resource Language: Arabic

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.

How to Start Your Own Business (36)

Organization: CHF International
Project: Youth Economic Development Initiative Resource Language: Arabic

This manual goes over general issues involved in starting a business, including legal, administrative and planning issues, focusing on the Palestinian Territories.

The How-To Guide For Student Councils (29)

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

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.

Create Your Activism Plan Builder Template (Designed to Accompany the rest of the Create Your Activism Plan Course) (26)

Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute Resource Language: Arabic

The Activism Plan Builder Template includes questions about goals and objectives, leadership, civic environment, message and audience, and outreach activies. Information about the steps is included, as well as templates for developing an activism plan.

Investigative Journalism: Writing for the Internet (26)

Organization: Business Care Consulting
Project: Principles of Writing for the Web Effectively Resource Language: Arabic

This presentation focuses on effective writing for the Internet. It goes over several styles for effectively communicating information in a brief format, which is preferred by online readers.

Investigative Journalism: Professionalism (26)

Organization: Business Care Consulting
Project: Principles of Writing for the Web Effectively Resource Language: Arabic

This presentation focuses on journalistic professionalism. It includes instructions on separating news and opinion, respecting other opinions, and respecting sources and subjects.

Presentation - Using Social Media in Education: How Social Media Can Help Teachers (24)

Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Partnership School Project in Oman (and the Middle East) Resource Language: English

This presentation focuses on how social media can be used in education. The presenters explain what types of social media are available, how they can be used when teaching a course, advantages and disadvantages, as well as risks and gains.

Confidence, Capacity, Connections: A Young Woman's Guide to Leadership (23)

Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Strengthen Political Parties and Improve the Transparency of Electoral Systems in North Africa Resource Language: Arabic

The manual has three sections: Building the Confidence to Participate, Enhancing Capacities to Lead, and Making Connections to Succeed. The guide is designed to provide basic tools necessary to start taking action in communities.

Executive Guide - A Civil Society Approach to the Media (22)

Organization: Arab Foundation for Development and Citizenship
Project: Promoting Citizenship to Engage Arab Youth Resource Language: Arabic

This manual contains a table of contents, as well as an introductory section focusing on the manual's goals - who it is intended for and how to benefit from it. It also contains a chapter on "The Media and Us," covering the history, financing and importance of the news media.

Develop Your Personal Leadership Style (21)

Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute Resource Language: Arabic

In this self-paced course, users explore and develop their leadership style and identify what kind of leadership would be most effective for their situation. Steps are included to create a plan for developing a communication style.

Performance Evaluation for NGOs (20)

Organization: American Near East Refugees Aid (ANERA)
Project: Empowering Women's Community Based Organizations in Jordan Resource Language: Arabic

This presentation addresses the main aspects of performance evaluation for NGOs. It focuses on nine points: mission statement and goals, legislation, membership, governing bodies, planning and implantation, services and programs, IT, financial resources and the relations with governmental and international organizations.

Writing and Editing - A Civil Society Approach to the Media (18)

Organization: Arab Foundation for Development and Citizenship
Project: Promoting Citizenship to Engage Arab Youth Resource Language: Arabic

This chapter covers general guidelines on writing and editing a news report, including deciding what is newsworthy, investigating and conducting interviews.

Exercises for Strategic Planning (18)

Organization: Partners for Democratic Change
Project: Local Engagement for Advocacy and Dialogue (LEAD) Resource Language: Arabic

This brief handout accompanies the guide on strategic planning for NGOs and includes an exercise for participants to consider reasons for strategic planning, using SWOT analysis and a selection of tools.

The Art of Producing News (18)

Organization: Business Care Consulting
Project: Principles of Writing for the Web Effectively Resource Language: Arabic

This presentation covers aspects of news production, from research to publishing. It includes details of how to format news articles and what questions to ask (who, what, when, etc.). It also addresses larger questions of what is "newsworthy" and theories of the role of the media.

Business Planning for Sustainability: Business Plan Template (18)

Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Project: Women in Technology (WIT) Resource Language: Arabic

This is a template for business plans. It is part of WIT's Business Planning for Sustainability Curriculum.

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2017-01-01

Work Readiness Soft Skills Program

Organization: Education for Employment (EFE)
Project: Capacity Building for High-Quality Growth Language(s): English

This training manual on workforce readiness includes information on EFE's pedagogical approach, resources for instructors and detailed program schedules and accompanying resources. Five courses are included, ranging from keys to personal and professional development to succeeding in the workplace. Each course provides modules, talking points and activities. The material was piloted in Yemen as part of a job training and placement program for unemployed youth and were later utilized for a training of trainers in Amman in October 2017. An Arabic version of the manual will be added when available.
2015

Leadership Skills and Peacebuilding

Organization: Kuwaiti Human Rights Society
Project: Youth Leadership for Peace-Building (YLP) Language(s): Arabic

This guide describes the peace-building process with a focus on integrated concepts and culture. It highlights development of leadership skills for advocacy campaigns and factors for garnering external support. The guide also identifies concepts and types of human rights, good governance, effective project writing and training skills.
2015

Empowering Women Who Have Experienced Divorce

Organization: ADWAR
Language(s): Arabic

This training guide focuses on promotion of advocacy skills for Palestinian women who have been divorced and their participation in public life. It highlights gender needs and roles, and provides suggestions for advocacy and campaign planning, as well as working against the stigma of divorce. Training exercises are included in the appendices.
2015

Peace Journalism

Organization: Lebanese Center for Active Citizenship
Project: YouthTube for Peace Language(s): Arabic

This presentation focuses on the media’s role and responsibility in covering conflict. It explores the definition of conflict, distinguishes between conflict and combat, and discusses characteristics of conflict related to the media. It also highlights media covering sensitive conflicts and the responsibility of print publications and onscreen programs. Additional material includes examples of news on social media sites and the importance of objectivity versus bias in news reporting.
2015

Problem Solving

Organization: Pal Think
Project: Towards Becoming an Entrepreneurial Society through Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in Gaza Language(s): Arabic

This training manual focuses on problem solving, providing training objectives, a detailed agenda, needed materials for a workshop and criteria for selecting appropriate problem-solving solutions. It includes notes for the instructor for a guided intervention and optional discussion.
2016-12-01

Political Participation

Organization: Pal Think
Project: Towards Becoming an Entrepreneurial Society through Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in Gaza Language(s): Arabic

This presentation highlights obstacles to women’s political participation, including media constraints, and provides suggestions to develop women’s role. It focuses on Palestinian political life and participation in decision-making and also more broadly on international charters and covenants, including: civil and political rights, elimination of racial discrimination, elimination of discrimination against women (CEDAW), and increasing women’s participation in peacekeeping and conflict resolution initiatives.
2016-12-01

Mediation

Organization: Pal Think
Project: Towards Becoming an Entrepreneurial Society through Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in Gaza Language(s): Arabic

This training manual provides an overview of mediation, including definition and explanation of attitudes and non-alignment in the context of mediation. It outlines eight skills and five steps for mediation and describes the principles and ethics of the mediation process.
2016-12-01

Negotiations

Organization: Pal Think
Project: Towards Becoming an Entrepreneurial Society through Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in Gaza Language(s): Arabic

This training manual provides a definition for negotiation, compares negotiating positions to interests, outlines basic rules and highlights steps for each phase of negotiation.
2015

The Building of Human Rights Culture (History and the Most Important International Treaties)

Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance Language(s): Arabic

This guide highlights human rights culture and history in the last century, the Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu, and practical steps to increase human rights and legal awareness in communities. It describes how to build groups of activists who support human rights and strategies for encouraging communities, especially youth, to prevent human rights violations. Several examples are provided, such as the issue of human trafficking and how activists found supporters, pressured decision makers and influenced communities.
2014

The Use of Social Media in Civil Community Work

Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance Language(s): Arabic

This presentation highlights the importance of community media to civil society organizations. It describes community media strategy, including preparing a timetable, setting goals, identifying the target group, choosing optimal sites, and achieving targets and timetables. In addition, it focuses on common mistakes to avoid.