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The Arab Forum for Citizenship in Transition (FACT)



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Call For Proposal:

FACT chapters in Tunisia and Yemen are currently accepting proposals:

Tunisia
• Call for proposal on “Media & Women's Equal Citizenship in Tunisia
Download application in Arabic

Yemen
• Call for proposal on “Media & Women's Equal Citizenship in Yemen
Download application in Arabic

• Call for proposal on “Women’s Political Participation in Yemen”
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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 a 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, and convening, at local and regional levels.

FACT’s work will focus on four areas:

1. Perception and Practice of Citizenship, with a focus on Women’s Rights
2. Gender Equality and the Constitution
3. Women’s Political Participation and Voting Patterns
4. Equal Citizenship and the Media, with a focus on Women’s Rights

Research-specific Objectives:

• Develop empirical research 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; and

Inform decision-makers on how to best create an enabling environment for the exercise by women of their 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 that are considered to uphold 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

• Help promote a more balanced media portrayal of the political, economic, and social participation of women as equal citizens.

Research Undergoing Implementation:

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

Libya:
• The Concept, Perceptions and Practice of Citizenship in Libya and Promotion of Rights of Women as Equal Citizens

Tunisia:
• Media & Women's Citizenship in Tunisia

Yemen:
• Perceptions and Practices of Citizenship in Yemen: Towards Enhancing the Rights of Women as Citizens
• Rights of Women as Equal Citizens and the Constitution in Yemen
• Women’s Political Participation and Voting Patterns in Yemen
• Media & Women's Citizenship in Yemen

Publications

Egypt

Women and Equal Citizenship in the 2014 Constitution – an Analytical View
This policy paper is based on a closed-door workshop with experts and with the head of the Egyptian sub-committee on Freedoms and Rights in the Constitution Drafting Committee of 50. That was charged with revising the 2012 Egyptian Constitution.

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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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Tunisia

Gender Equality and the Constitution in Tunisia
This paper provides a thorough look at the Tunisian constitution from a gender perspective and includes policy recommendations on how subsequent laws could strengthen/complement the provisions of the constitution relating to equal citizenship.

Download report in English (Unofficial Translation)
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Concept, Perception and Practice of Citizenship in Tunisia and Promotion of Rights of Women as Equal Citizens
This research paper details the concept, perceptions and practices of citizenship in Tunisia, as they relate in particular to the exercise by women of their rights as equal citizens in rural and urban settings. It contains targeted policy recommendations aimed at creating a gender friendly public spaces for the exercise by women of their rights.

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Women’s Political Participation and Voting Patterns in Tunisia
The paper was published in Arabic in September 2014. It focuses on motivations of urban and rural women to vote for political parties of their choice and how their votes are mobilized, and on the challenges facing women candidates for Parliament and local councils, in rural and urban settings.

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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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Program Staff

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