In February 2017, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) released “International Language Guidelines on Disability,” a document that includes terminology related to electoral access and inclusion in seven languages.
A true democracy requires that the poorest and most marginalized citizens have a meaningful voice in decisions affecting their lives. However, persons with disabilities, often among the poorest of the poor and comprising approximately 15 percent of the global population, are rarely empowered to participate politically in their countries.
Lobbying is a critical component of the democratic process. The essence of representative government is that policymakers should be representing the needs of their constituencies when they pass laws.
WOMEN’S FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, AND FREEDOM FROM HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE
CIVIC & POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
SOCIAL ATTITUDES TOWARD WOMEN
ATTITUDES TOWARDS POLICY CHANGE
CONTROL OF FINANCIAL ASSETS
This topic brief presents key findings about asset control based on data from the 2009 SWMENA survey in Lebanon. It includes an analysis of women’s control over assets, focusing on how earnings are spent, financial decision making and control over personal property and financial savings.