The road ahead for Arab women

On top of social and economic progress, Arab women are making important strides in changing societal attitudes on gender equality but more work is needed to ensure women are granted the same rights and opportunities as their male counterparts in the Arab region.

In a report titled “Women in the Middle East and North Africa: A Divide between Rights and Roles,” the Arab Barometer institution pointed to changing mindsets in the region regarding gender equality, including access to education, employment and political representation.

Polling across seven Arab countries showed an increasing level of adherence to equal rights between men and women, with 75% of respondents saying they support a woman’s right to a university education, 84% backing women’s access to the workplace and 62% favouring women’s access to political office.


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