Women and the Arab Revolutions: Have They Been Helped or Hurt?

This panel will explore the current state of female empowerment in the Arab world in the wake of the Arab revolutions. The Arab revolutions had the potential to offer women in the region new opportunities for political, social, and economic empowerment. Have the region’s transitions delivered on that potential? What are the obstacles that remain?

Festival: 2013

Audio/Video: Middle East

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Fact: Middle East
8% of Iranians approved of US leadership in late 2011 and early 2012 — one of the lowest ratings the US receives worldwide. 46% of Iranians support cutting ties with countries that impose economic sanctions on Iran 31% do not, showing a sizable minority of Iranians still value relations.
—Gallup World, Feb. 2012