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

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Arab Spring
  • Islam
  • Gender equality
  • Women's rights
  • Middle East
  • Arab Uprisings

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