UNDEF funds a project to train and support Arab bloggers and citizen journalists to advance freedom of expression and human rights. The initiative, implemented by the Tunis-based Institut Arabe des Droits de l'Homme, works with writers in range of countries, including Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen, by holding regional workshops and online training in human rights instruments and national legislation on press freedom.
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Ensuring women's participation will be crucial building a democratic and well-governed Egypt. An UNDEF-funded initiative works to strengthen women's role, including in the coming elections. Implemented by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, the project has established a watchdog to monitor women's political and institutional
access, while training women leaders to effectively take part in electoral campaigns.
An UNDEF-funded initiative has developed a widely sought after Arabic-language legal search engine on human rights and humanitarian law. The engine, www.qanouni.org, makes it possible for even those without legal training to gain easy and systematic access to human rights instruments by searching by theme, date or country. It includes more than 250 multilateral conventions and over 170 thematic keywords.