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22 April 2017

Abbott and Teti gender article reprinted in Newsweek

Data from the Arab Transformations Project's public opinion surveys shows that conservative values on gender are entrenched and may have grown more so after the 2010-2011 Arab Uprisings. This lack of progress is the product of internal and external causes, including systematic political repression and the lip service paid to women's equality by regional dictatorships.

Islam is often identified as the cause of resistance against support for gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Middle East. Some even claim that such differences are evidence of a ‘clash of civilizations’ between the West and the Islamic world, often depicting the treatment of women and girls as proof of ‘backwardness’ and ‘barbarism’. Data from the Arab Transformations Project's public opinion surveys shows that while there are considerable differences between Arab countries, conservative values on gender are clearly entrenched – indeed, they may have grown more so after the 2010-2011 Arab Uprisings. The lack of progress on gender equality is the product of internal and external causes, including the systematic repression of political alternatives to Islamism and the often-perfunctory way in which women’s equality agendas are treated by autocratic regimes.

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Data from the Arab Transformations Project's public opinion surveys shows that conservative values on gender are entrenched and may have grown more so after the 2010-2011 Arab Uprisings. This lack of progress is the product of internal and external causes, including systematic political repression and the lip service paid to women's equality by regional dictatorships." Andrea Teti and Pamela Abbott

Pamela Abbott and Andrea Teti (2017) Why Women's Equality Has Made Little Progress Since the Arab Spring, Newsweek

...and the full report here:

Abbott, Pamela (2017) 'Gender Equality and MENA Women's Empowerment in the Aftermath of teh 2011 Uprisings,' Arab Transformations Working Paper n. 10

Author: ArabTrans Project


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