The Status of Women’s Rights – Post-Arab Spring

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The Status of Women’s Rights – Post-Arab Spring

When citizens in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) took to the streets in early 2011 in demonstrations that toppled autocratic regimes, one after another, a new democratic rule with more rights and representation for all, including women, were chief among the demands. The people of the region seized onto the importance of political empowerment and many saw an opportunity within the newly evolving political order to positively impact universal human rights, especially the rights of women and ethnic minorities. 

Women played an important role in the Arab Spring in countries like Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria and Yemen.

We invite you to read the full article published December 19, 2013