Since 2003, NPWJ has also started to work on the front of promoting democracy and the rule of law, in the Middle East and North Africa region, by organising a vast range of initiatives aimed at fostering political dialogues between civil society and governments, including in Yemen, Iraq, Morocco, Qatar, Lebanon, Jordan and Iran. Numerous events were held under the framework of the Democracy Assistance Dialogue (DAD) promoted by Italy, Turkey and yemen within the Forum for the Future, which was institutioalised in 2004 at the Sea Island G8 Summit.