Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Citizenship and Justice

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2005 - Social Science - 367 pages
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Extrait de la couverture : "Freedom House has launched a new, comprehensive study [...]. The overarching goal of this survey is to facilitate and support national and international efforts to empower women in the Middle East and North Africa. The study presents a comparative evaluation of women's rights in sixteen countries and one territory [...]. The study identifies the causes and consequences of gender inequality in the region, as well as the major obstacles, and makes concrete recommandations for the consideration of national and international policymakers ans implementers. Women's rights in each country are assessed in five key areas : (1) nondiscrimination and access to justice ; (2) autonomy, security, and freedom of the person ; (3) economic rights and equal opportunity ; (4) political rights and civic voice ; and (5) social and cultural rights. Survey results are presented through a set of numerical scores and analytical narrative reports. The methodology for this survey is based on the universal declaration of human rights (UDHR)."
 

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Contents

Algeria
33
Bahrain
51
Egypt
69
Iraq
87
Jordan
105
Kuwait
125
Lebanon
141
Libya
165
Qatar
241
Saudi Arabia
257
Syria
275
Tunisia
295
United Arab Emirates
313
Yemen
335
Survey Methodology
355
Checklist Questions
361

Morocco
183
Oman
203
Palestine Palestinian Authority and IsraeliOccupied Territories
219
Ratings and Scoring System
365
About Freedom House
367
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Freedom House is an independent non-governmental organization that supports the expansion of freedom in the world. Freedom is possible only in political systems where free expression, association, and belief are guaranteed; the rule of law prevails; the rights of women and minorities are protected; and government is accountable to the people. Freedom ultimately depends on the actions of committed and courageous men and women. We support nonviolent civic initiatives in societies where freedom is denied or under threat, and we stand in opposition to ideas and forces that challenge the right of all people to be free. Freedom House functions as a catalyst for freedom through its analysis, advocacy, and action.

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