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MEPI in Qatar

MEPI supports Qatari citizens in realizing their progressive vision to make Qatar a regional model for democratic institution building. MEPI provides assistance to Qatari non-governmental organizations and reformers working to expand political participation and strengthen civil society and the rule of law.

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    Newly Established MENA CSOs Receive Mentorship and Support

    The MEPI-funded Support for Training, Advocacy, and Networking in Developing Democracies initiative, implemented by Partners for Democratic Change, is actively working to enhance the organizational development of nascent civil society organizations in the Gulf region. It is building stronger, more sustainable institutions to advance citizen interests and address important economic and social issues. 

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    Civic Education Leaders Visit Washington

    The sixth cohort of the MEPI-funded Civic Education Leadership Fellows (CELF) visited the U.S. Department of State in Washington. The 13 Fellows – all university professors from the Middle East and North Africa – are completing three-month residencies at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University.  

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    Qatari Women Find Their Voice Through Film

    MEPI has been working with Qatari-based group, Anzima Management Consultancy, and the Girls Creativity Center on a project that teaches filmmaking techniques to Qatari women. “The Voices of Women: A Qatari Film Project,” has provided 10 Qatari girls with filmmaking skills to create short documentaries highlighting issues affecting Qatari women at large.  

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    MENA Students Enter Young Entrepreneurs Competition

    In 2012, over 5400 high school and university students from the Middle East and North Africa competed for spots on the MEPI-supported sixth annual INJAZ Al-Arab Young Entrepreneurs Competition. Seventy five students secured finalist spots for the competition which took place in November 2012 in Doha, Qatar.  

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    Qatar University College of Law Addresses Domestic Violence

    More than 100 students, professors, and administrators at Qatar University attended events during the first annual Domestic Violence Awareness Week sponsored by QUCL and ABA ROLI. Law students offered a series of presentations designed to educate participants about the psychological, social, economic, and legal aspects of domestic violence.  

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    Qatar University Student Becomes Strong Advocate on Family Violence Issues

    The Qatar University’s (QU) College of Law will soon have its own legal clinic where students are able to present their coursework to government policy and decision makers, with a focus on family violence. The creation of the clinic was possible because of the enthusiasm of one student, Muna Al-Marzouqi.