Partners in the Middle East and North Africa
Partners for Democratic Change (Partners) works in the MENA region with emerging leaders to promote democratic change and freedoms. With past experience in Yemen, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq, Partners is now focused on supporting countries in the region as they strive to achieve more inclusive governance and a stronger civil society.
The Arab Spring and Partners
The January 2011 revolt in Tunisia had a dramatic effect on the entire Arab world. Long-time President Ben Ali was ousted from Tunisia, President Mubarak was overthrown in Egypt, Libya is moving through a transition. There are ongoing protests in Yemen, Syria, and Bahrain, and a strong push for reform in other Arab countries, such as Morocco and Jordan. Although the uprisings initially caught many people by surprise, they demonstrate that Arabs share the same democratic aspirations for basic freedoms, human dignity, and economic prosperity as the rest of the world.
Programs in the Region
Partners for Democratic Change is dedicated to sustaining the locally-driven democracy movement and building on local demands for greater freedoms. With the help of our regional affiliates Partners-Yemen and Partners-Jordan, Partners has convened a consortium of organizations with extensive on-the-ground networks. We support activists who seek the skills to hold their governments accountable for reform and complete their country’s transitions.
|Regional MENA Programs|
|Current Country Programs||