The unfinished gender equality revolution of the Arab Spring

Click here for our special IWD section, and be sure to return throughout the day for updates and new features. A decade after the Arab Spring uprisings, which were filled with remarkable examples of heroism, activism and sacrifices by Arab women, the derailment of democratisation in most Arab countries, with the exception of Tunisia, has taken a heavy toll on women’s civic engagement and political participation. While the revolutions initially offered new opportunities and created political spaces for Arab women as agents of change, the breakdown of the popular uprisings has also compounded ol…

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