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This guidebook provides brief and simple references on gender mainstreaming in legislative processes. In particular, the guide focuses on two of the three principal functions of the House of Representative (DPR) in Indonesia, namely producing...
This article describes benefits and challenges of feminist advocacy. It offers tips for successful advocacy and describes strategies to be incorporated into current and future work.
This guide provides information on how to use the internet for legislative research. It provides a list of search engines and websites on topics related to legislature, general research, budgets, constitutions, international treaties and human...
This manual describes the advantages and disadvantages of holding a public forum. It includes a detailed, step-by-step guide to organizing effective public forums for raising awareness about local issues.
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building. Full of world examples of ground-breaking agreements and innovative provisions adopted during processes of...
DemTools are a set of open-source solutions developed by NDI’s Technology for Democracy team (NDItech) to address some of democracy’s most common problems. 
This issue of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) Civic Update newsletter describes NDI's work to support the political activism of people with disabilities. It contains examples of work conducted by NDI in Albania,...
This manual was developed for an advocacy training session held in Kyrgyzstan. It contains important information on the legislative processes in Kyrgyzstan in order to aid in the planning and carrying out of effective legislative advocacy campaigns.
This manual was developed for an advocacy training session held in Kyrgyzstan. It contains important information on the legislative processes in Kyrgyzstan in order to aid in the planning and carrying out of effective legislative advocacy campaigns.
This manual brings together training material used in Vital Voices advocacy and campaign skills trainings across the globe.  
This guide describes violence against women, how it occurs, and where women should seek remedy against it. It provides examples of violence against women in Nigeria and the existing legal framework around each type of described violent act.
This guide describes ‘feminist advocacy’ and how gender equality advocates can use it most effectively. It provides tips on how to weave feminist advocacy into work, chose an advocacy strategy, and build an advocacy campaign.
This presentation explains the terms used in gender mainstreaming work such as gender analysis, gender budgeting, gender equality and gender equity. It describes the gaps existing in gender equality and comparative strategies employed by governments...
This is the Fall- Winter 2008 Arabic Publications Catalogue from NDI. Publications cover the areas of Political Parties, Activism and Technology, Campaigning, Civic Action, Governance, Media and Communications, Women’s Participation and Elections....
This manual describes public hearings as an integral part of the work of parliamentary committees. It serves as a guide for members of parliamentary committees in Kosovo on conducting a public hearing. It includes information on types of hearings,...
It aims at providing the legislators with the necessary tools that would help them in assessing legislations and proposing them to promote social and democratic change in their countries. The guide highlights and discusses several important topics...

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Although a majority of Latin Americans believe democracy is preferable to other political systems, most are not satisfied with democracy in their own country. Recent Latinobarometro polls show that four out of five Latin Americans have lost trust in...
This tool focuses on border management reform and the different ways in which border transactions impact the lives of women, men, boys and girls.
This workbook was designed for the Liberal Party in Croatia. It includes information and activities relating to topics such as recruiting party members, running local branch offices, and communicating with national headquarters.
This manual addresses the ways that political parties and civic organizations can monitor and promote improvements to the voter registration process. It discusses issues that should be considered when approaching the voter registration process,...

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This training manual serves as a guide for political parties in Croatia on successful campaign planning. It describes the roles of the candidate and the campaign team and provides guidelines for building relationships with voters, civic...
Power point presentation, on campaign planning and strategy presented to women in political parties from Zambia and Lesotho, Pretoria, 1-5 November 2010.
This training manual is designed for trainers of women candidates running for office at the local and national levels of government in Uganda. It provides background information and guidelines for conducting training sessions on issues such as...
CEDAW
1. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women decided at its forty-seventh session, in 2010, pursuant to article 21 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, to adopt a general...
This booklet provides an overview of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and raises awareness of the rights to which women are entitled under CEDAW. The purpose of this publication is...
Presentation on Civil Society organizations as instruments to overcome barriers to engaging political institutions given by Pablo Angulo, Youth Program Associate at the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) at the Expert Group...
This tool is designed to be a resource for civil society organisations (CSOs) engaged in oversight of the security sector, as well as those CSOs that seek to play a more active role in this regard.
This report describes the best practices of building successful political coalitions and examines issues that political parties and other organizations should consider when attempting to build a new coalition or strengthen an existing one. It covers...
This International IDEA handbook sets forth a universal code of conduct for the behavior of political parties and their supporters in an election process. It is based on the analysis and synthesis of existing codes and materials on this topic. The...
This Code of Conduct assumes that governments, parties, organizations and individuals are each committed to multi-party pluralism and the democratic process. International IDEA reviewed several Codes of Conduct produced recently in various parts of...
The "Code of Ethics" for the Namibian Media covers a number of subjects, such as accurate reporting, corrections, right of reply, the definition of public interests, the protection of privacy, and more.
Jointly produced by the IPU and UNODC, the Handbook on Combating Trafficking in Persons is intended to encourage parliamentarians to take an active part in stopping human trafficking. It contains a compilation of international laws and good...
This handbook is designed to provide recommendations and suggestions for organizing and conducting constituency outreach activities. It is based on lessons learned in Namibia and other democracies.
This manual provides guidelines for Members of Parliament (MPs) in Sierra Leone on how to prepare an effective community outreach program. It also provides an overview of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs' (NDI) 2003...
This policy paper aims to contribute to an ongoing discussion of constitution building in two ways. The first is to expand this discussion beyond expert groups in order to include the views of practitioners, given that constitution building is a...
This publication provides a set of guiding principles for constitutional reform based on practical experiences of constitutional reform processes in a number of countries (Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa)....

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These guidelines draw on the lessons of experience and incorporate illustrations of improved efficiency, effectiveness and coherence in development co-operation. The topics covered are of particular relevance to the design and implementation of...
The DAC Working Party on Gender Equality has drawn together a set of practical guidelines for advancing the goals identified by the OECD Development Assistance Committee and by the Beijing Platform for Action (1995) with respect to gender equality...
This tool aims to introduce political and implementation actors to the need for a gender perspective in the conduct of defence reform activities.
The Internet, cell phones and related technologies are profoundly affecting social, economic and political institutions worldwide, particularly in new and emerging democracies. In the hands of reformers and activists, these tools can overcome...

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