The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia


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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/4

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development

Focus Area: Gender equality, Governance & enabling environment

Initiatives: Gender Justice and the Law

SDGs: Goal 5: Gender Equality

Keywords: Gender, Gender-based violence, Justice, Women's rights, Accountability, Economic aspects, Gender equality, Leadership, Legal aspects, Social aspects, Social justice, Political leaders, Women's status

The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region

April 2017

This study maps the current state of gender justice in the Arab region, documenting barriers as well as opportunities. Its primary research aim is to determine how to develop an environment, at the legal, policy, and social levels that is conducive to gender justice.

The study also provides insight on the state of gender justice through a legal perspective, in addition to de facto perspective. This is accomplished through a review of significant legislative, political, and social changes that have arisen from 2004 to 2016.

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