Recent News

1st PEDP Civic Leaders Workshop: June 2-6, 2010

April 18, 2014
- IF successfully implemented the 1st PEDP project workshop to train civc leaders from June 2-6 in Beirut, Lebanon. The 24 participants included university deans, academics, journalists and other media and civil society representatives. The workshop focused on the methodology for writing reports that assess governance, accountability and transparency to influence policymakers and the government. Participants were asked to identify their priorities for an assessment of accountability and transparency and came up with three main topics that they agreed to report on: Freedom of the press, parliament performance, and political parties. They also identified preliminary indicators for assessing these 3 main topics. The workshop included open discussion and group exercises. Discussions were lively and points of view reflected the participants’ background and geographical diversity. Many participants voiced their satisfaction with the material covered. Dr Moufid Zanoun, Dean of the Political Science … Continue reading

WEL Reforms Letter

April 17, 2014
- Letter Submitted to the General Secretariat for Council of Ministers by the State Ministry for Women Affairs. Arabic and English included. State-Ministry-for-Women-Affairs-Letter-English State-Ministry-for-Women-Affairs-Arabic-Letter

WEL Reforms Signed

April 17, 2014
- Signatures of Parliamentarians on WEL Reforms Social care code 126 established 1980 Personal Status code 188 established 1959 Labor code 71 established 1987 Penal 111 code established 1969

Letters submitted by Sofia Al-Suhail

April 17, 2014
- Letters submitted by Parliamentarian Sofia Al-Suhail in support of WEL reforms. Arabic-Letter-Sofia-Al-Suhail English-Letter-Sofia-Al-Suhail