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Are the Mideast revolutions bad for women’s rights?

Democracy’s victims

By Isobel Coleman, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East (THE WASHINGTON POST, Feb. 20/11):

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Female futures in the MENA region

(Women have been actively participating in recent political protests in the Middle East and North Africa, and as a consequence, international audiences are becoming more aware of the discrimination women face. This blog discusses what roles these women might play in the rebuilding of future governance systems in the region.)

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handar4“Women of the revolution”

by AJE – Al Jazeera English

Egyptian women describe the spirit of Tahrir and their hope that the equality they found there will live on.
Egyptian women, just like men, took up the call to ‘hope’. Here they describe the spirit of Tahrir – the camaraderie and equality they experienced – and their hope that the model of democracy established there will be carried forward as Egyptians shape a new political and social landscape.

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