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The Arab Forum for Citizenship in Transition (FACT)



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Call For Proposal:

FACT-Libya is currently accepting proposals on “The Concept, Perceptions and Practice of Citizenship in Libya and Promotion of Rights of Women as Equal Citizens.”

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Vision:
The Arab Forum for Citizenship in Transition (FACT) aims to be a regional exchange platform on the exercise of equal citizenship in Arab countries in transition, with particular focus on gender equality.

Mission:
In partnership with local civil society organizations and government actors, FACT will pursue its vision through public policy-oriented research, advocacy, convening, and training, at local and regional levels.

FACT’s work will focus on four areas:
• Perception and Practice of Citizenship with Focus on Women’s Rights
• Gender Equality & Constitution
• Women’s Political Participation and Voting Patterns
• Equal Citizenship & Media

General Aims:
• Develop evidence based policy recommendations that would enhance the capacity of key national stakeholders to promote the rights of women as equal citizens in the four post-uprising Arab countries: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Yemen.
• Develop indigenous research capacity in each of the four countries and with special emphasis on research, advocacy, and publications.

Research-specific Objectives:
• Inform decision-makers on how to best create an enabling environment for the exercise of women’s rights as equal citizens;
• Understand and address how the exercise of women’s rights as equal citizens varies across rural and urban contexts;
• Analyze the constitution drafting process from a gender and equal citizenship perspective, and compile and disseminate examples of constitutional provisions, which are considered to safeguard the rights and responsibilities of women;
• Understand how women exercise their rights as equal citizens in the political realm, by examining the determinants, patterns, and challenges of their political participation; and
• Promote a more balanced media portrayal of the political, economic, and social participation of women as equal citizens.

Research Undergoing Implementation:

Tunisia:
• The Concept, Perceptions and Practice of Citizenship in Tunisia and Promotion of Rights of Women as Equal Citizens
• Gender Equality & the Constitution
• Women’s Political Participation & Voting Patterns in Tunisia

Egypt:
• The Concept and Practice of Citizenship after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and its Impact on Strengthening Women’s Rights
• Women’s Political Participation & Voting Patterns in Egypt Post 2011 Revolution

Yemen:
• Perceptions and Practices of Citizenship in Yemen: Towards Enhancing the Rights of Women as Citizens

Past Research Reports:

Egypt
Women and Equal Citizenship: Analysis of the New Constitution of Egypt
This study attempts to reassess the final draft of the Egyptian constitution with regards to the status of gender from an equal citizenship perspective. The study bases its assessment on a framework of criteria drawn from several sources.
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Download report in Arabic

Tunisia
Equal Citizenship in Tunisia: Constitutional Guarantees for Equality between Citizens
This study aims to present conceptions and recommendations for the drafters of Tunisia’s new Constitution in order to consider equal citizenship and its implication for equal rights and responsibilities.
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Download report in Arabic

Program Staff

Youssef Mahmoud
Senior Adviser
Waleed Alhariri
Research Assistant, Middle East Program