Arab Spring and Arab Women

This volume examines the role of Arab women in Arab Spring and their contribution to the ongoing process of change sweeping the region.

Arab Spring and Arab Women

This volume examines the role of Arab women in Arab Spring and their contribution to the ongoing process of change sweeping the region. The book begins with an examination of the process of democratization and its impediments in the Arab World since the Second World War. It then looks at the conditions that led to the upsurge of the so-called Arab Spring. Finally, it underscores women’s role as participants, organizers, leaders, but also as victims. The main thesis of the book is that while Arab women were an integral part of the revolutionary efforts within the Arab Spring paradigm, they did not benefit from their sacrifices. Although they continue to be part of the process of change, their gains, rights and scope for participation are still limited. If the expansion of women’s participation and the scope of their rights do not seem to be a priority for revolutionary forces, women have made remarkable achievements, especially in some Arab Spring countries such as Yemen and Libya. The book includes case studies of some Arab Spring countries and other countries influenced by developments: Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya, Yemen, Algeria, Jordan, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. It calls on revolutionary and reformist forces to give special attention to issues related to Arab women, as they are an indispensable pillar in the process of reform, development, peace and stability in the Middle East.

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Arab Spring and Arab Women
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Muhamad Olimat
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-26 - Publisher: Routledge

This volume examines the role of Arab women in Arab Spring and their contribution to the ongoing process of change sweeping the region. The book begins with an examination of the process of democratization and its impediments in the Arab World since the Second World War. It then looks at
North African Women after the Arab Spring
Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: Larbi Touaf, Soumia Boutkhil, Chourouq Nasri
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-21 - Publisher: Springer

This book looks with hindsight at the Arab Spring and sheds light on the debates it triggered within North African societies and the alarming developments in women’s rights. Although women played a key role in the success of the uprisings that wiped out long ruling oligarchies across the region, they
The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: John Davis
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-01 - Publisher: Routledge

What were the unifying principles or strategies that governed the protest movements that swept the Middle East and North Africa in the spring of 2011? Who were the protestors and how did the different authoritarian regimes respond to them? How did regional and international institutions react to a region in
A Spring Aborted
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Yusuf Sidani
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-09 - Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

The Arab Spring uprisings were not about gender; these were uprisings demanding rights for all. Yet, they presented a rare opportunity for women to let themselves be heard. And, from being some of the most memorable and lasting leaders of these revolutionary protests, female activists were particularly targeted by many
New Media Discourses, Culture and Politics after the Arab Spring
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Eid Mohamed, Aziz Douai
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-16 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This book investigates the interplay between media, politics, religion, and culture in shaping Arabs' quest for more stable and democratic governance models in the aftermath of the “Arab Spring” uprisings. It focuses on online mediated public debates, specifically user comments on online Arab news sites, and their potential to re-engage