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Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women's Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 19:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Countries: 
Asia
Western Asia
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ARAB SPRING OR ARAB AUTUMN: WOMEN'S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE ARAB UPRISINGS

Date: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Location: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Washington, DC
Sponsor: the Wilson Center

In 2010 as young people across the Arab world began to rise up and demand a new kind of politics, women were active as leaders and participants, taking part in demonstrations, making their voices heard, and seeking change. Talk of an Arab Spring has now been succeeded by warnings about diminished human rights and democracy in the region. Within this complex and evolving picture, what are the prospects for expanding women's rights? What is the evolving role of women in shaping the future of the region? Join us for a panel discussion where speakers will discuss key challenges and opportunities for women's participation and rights in various countries in the region. The event will highlight insights from a new CARE research report analyzing women's political participation in
countries such as Egypt, Yemen, and Morocco.


Featuring:

  • Sherine Ibrahim, Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and Eastern Europe, CARE
  • Maryam Jamshidi, Founder, Muftah.org; Author, “The Future of the Arab Spring: Civic Entrepreneurship in Politics, Art, and Technology Startups”
  • Moderator: Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program, the Wilson Center


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Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women's Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings