Source: Friedrich Naumann Foundation
Author(s): Hend Shaheen
The status of women’s freedom across the Arab region has always undergone heaps of critiques. Nevertheless, ratios and forms of gender-inequality vary from country to country according to social and cultural customs as well as legal provisions.
While many people around the world, including researchers and women’s rights advocates, interpret Islam as the main reason why Arab women are limited in, or even deprived from, their fundamental human rights, the fact that societal customs and norms play a strong role in limiting women’s freedom is still highly underestimated.
Let’s look at the five most dominating social limits women face in Arab countries today.
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