Against the tide: why women’s equality remains a distant dream in Arab countries

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'


The active role played by women in the Arab Spring of 2010-2011 was seen inside and outside the region as an example showing that a different kind of gender politics was possible, ushering in greater empowerment for women. However, as the Uprisings were increasingly met with resistance from regime remnants (“felool”) and conservative forces generally, the public sphere was “de-democratised” and women were excluded from it.

Period20 Apr 2017 → 21 Apr 2017

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  • Arab Spring
  • Arab Uprisings
  • Gender
  • Women's Rights
  • Middle East