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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.13


Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination

Focus Area: Resilient development & conflict prevention, Gender equality, Inclusive development, Population dynamics & migration

Initiatives: Gender Justice and the Law

Keywords: Arab countries, Protest movements, Social justice, Women in politics

Women and Participation in the Arab Uprisings: A struggle for Justice

January 2013

This paper explores the gender dimension of the popular movements that have swept Arab countries since the end of 2010. It analyses the different facets of women’s participation before and during the protests; it also details the mechanisms used by women to mobilize in different countries and the challenges they faced during that process. Using specific examples, the paper explores the different means utilized by previous and emergent regimes to contain the presence of women in public spaces and to focus discourses around morality. The paper also discusses the different approaches used by women to fight against the injustices that they suffered during and after the Arab uprisings.

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