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May 22, 2015 / Video
Why does legal aid matter? What are the main challenges that people face? What access for people living in rural areas and for women? What are the possible actions for the future? Civil society organizations representatives from Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco share their views.
Apr 15, 2015 / Blog
By Maha Abdelilah El-Swais Women currently make up 49.7% of around 345.5 million people in the Middle East and North Africa region. But despite the many advances made in terms of closing the gender gap in health, political representation, and labor force participation, many other... more
Mar 11, 2015 / Report/Study
Mar 11, 2015 / Press Release
The youth NGO “Jeunes Démocrates Indépendants" (JID) has developed an E-platform to help Tunisian citizens reflect upon their political choices for the next elections. The aim of the voting-tool “ikhtiar” (literally: choice in Arabic) is to provide an overview of the political parties and... more
Sep 08, 2014 / Blog
By Hannah Linnemann*   The blog reports our findings and discoveries from field site visits to schools in Jordan that were conducted from March 17 – March 21 as part of the World Bank Group's regional engagement on governance in social service delivery in the Middle East and North Africa Region. ... more
Sep 03, 2014 / Blog
By Manal Quota*   Zeid Bin Haritha is a school in the Jordanian village of Yarqa. In this school, you’ll witness tiny overcrowded classrooms, old broken furniture and over-worked teachers. These are characteristics common across a number of schools in the Governorate of Al-Salt. But, wait! This is... more
Sep 03, 2014 / Blog
By Jumana Al Aref*   This blog was written prior to the current conflict in Gaza and serves as a reminder of the critical importance of education, regardless of the circumstances, in building a path to a more hopeful future.   What is Mrs. Abla’s secret? How has one principal managed to mobilize... more
May 13, 2014 / Blog
By Paul Scott Prettitore*   Family Code Reforms Set Grounds for Gender Equality    In 2004, the Government of Morocco made major amendments to its Family Code, known as the Moudawana.  These reforms addressed two key aspects of gender inequality.  The first was that husbands and wives were... more