This guide provides background on democracy, citizenship, diversity and conflict management resolution. It highlights the social goals of education for peace, including approaches, prejudices, tolerance, understanding of conflict, human rights and education through citizenship.
This slide presentation summarizes a report from the National Symposium on the Protection of Children from Economic Exploitation in the Parallel Market. Key themes include:
• delineating the negative effects of economic exploitation on the normal development of children;
• increasing and intensifying efforts to protect children from economic exploitation; and
• integrating and rehabilitating previously exploited children and adolescents.
The Arab Institute for Women (AiW) at the Lebanese American University produced the Elections Toolkit to build the capacities of women running for election in Lebanon, whether municipal or parliamentarian. The toolkit's six chapters include: the legal framework of elections in Lebanon and women’s positioning in it, the pre-elections period, campaigning, preparing for the periods before and during the elections day, and electoral appeals. The full-sized publication (50 MB) also is available: iwsawassets.lau.edu.lb/files/MEPI%20Election%20Toolkit.pdf
This presentation provides suggestions and a workplan for supporting and empowering women in Tunisian society. It focuses on communication rules, the role of women in the election process, local democracy and group work. The presentation aims to support qualified women candidates for municipal elections, highlighting knowledge, skills and behaviors.
This guide describes how the draft law for local elections in Tunisia is an important tool for democratic and institutional reconstruction. It aims to enable all parties and institutions to manage their own affairs and reduce centralization as one of the fundamental demands of the Tunisian revolution.
This financial guide highlights the legal and practical aspects of finance and budgeting for municipalities. It includes budget principles and details the preparation and implementation of budget documents and leadership statements.
This guide highlights aspects of effective contract administration in local governments - from award to closeout. Emphasis is given problem avoidance, day-to-day operating practices, working relationships and performance monitoring systems, such as early detection and correction of non-performance. Sections, all focusing on local government, include: decentralization, strategic management, project cycle management and contract cycle management.
This training manual provides several definitions of human resources and emphasizes the importance of human resources for public administration. It provides job descriptions based on several criteria, including the purpose of the job, duties and responsibilities, supervisory responsibilities, qualifications and level of communication with other parties. Sample job descriptions are given for the local council chairman, the Shura Council and key administrative positions.
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.
FW: (Forward) is an informal, web-based community of civic activists, technology junkies, academics, bloggers, journalists and citizens interested in learning about and sharing new approaches and tools for safeguarding elections. The site is available in English, Arabic and French at www.fwelections.com.