Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Progress Amid Resistance
Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Progress Amid Resistance

Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Progress Amid Resistance

Hardcover(2010)

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Overview

The 2010 edition provides a five-year retrospective review of improvements or setbacks made to women's rights in the MENA region. This unique survey, which combines quantitative ratings with a qualitative, narrative analysis for each country or territory offers a thorough, cross-regional analysis of the legal and societal realities of MENA women.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442203952
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/16/2010
Series: Freedom in the World Series
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Freedom House is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Survey Contributors ix

Overview Essay

Hard-Won Progress and a Long Road Ahead: Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa 1

Appendix: Summary of Findings by Country 15

Tables and Graphs 23

Introduction to Country Reports 27

Country Reports

Algeria 29

Bahrain 59

Egypt 89

Iran 121

Iraq 157

Jordan 193

Kuwait 223

Lebanon 249

Libya 283

Morocco 311

Oman 337

Palestine (Palestinian Authority and Israeli-Occupied Territories) 359

Qatar 397

Saudi Arabia 425

Syria 459

Tunisia 487

United Arab Emirates 517

Yemen 545

Methodology 577

Checklist Questions 581

Scoring System 587

About Freedom House 589

Freedom House Board of Trustees 591

What People are Saying About This

Queen Noor of Jordan

It is vital that MENA countries more urgently recognize that the status of women is the key determinant to the development of their societies. This report provides important data to encourage reform in women's rights.

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