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99.88.180.59 [CARE Releases New Report on Women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region.]
arab_spring [2019/01/30 22:22]
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-  - =====**Place women’s rights at the heart of the new political settlements across the region:**===== +
  
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 +  - **Place women’s rights at the heart of the new political settlements across the region:**
   - **Include women’s rights in ‘mutual accountability frameworks’ between donors and aid recipient governments to regulate political dialogue, aid,trade and wider economic relations.**   - **Include women’s rights in ‘mutual accountability frameworks’ between donors and aid recipient governments to regulate political dialogue, aid,trade and wider economic relations.**
- +  ​- **Broaden the support base for women’s right movements, with a focus on engaging new y****outh activists and women in****rural and urban slum areas.**
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-  ​- **Broaden the support base for women’s right movements, with a focus on engaging new y****outh activists and women in** **rural and urban slum areas.** +
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   - **Support initiatives to bri****dge the religious-secular divide on women’s rights.**   - **Support initiatives to bri****dge the religious-secular divide on women’s rights.**
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   - **Transform development programs to embed gender equality, women’s participation and youth empowerment.**   - **Transform development programs to embed gender equality, women’s participation and youth empowerment.**
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 ation, the type of women engaged in such activism was new. With a few exceptions, women in politics were older, wealthy and well educated. The uprisings, however, saw the participation of women from poorer neighborhoods and those who had not been politically active before. These younger women, and those from different demographics don't connect with older women they see as elites, and struggle to build coherent demands and actions . Without a unified voice, the women ation, the type of women engaged in such activism was new. With a few exceptions, women in politics were older, wealthy and well educated. The uprisings, however, saw the participation of women from poorer neighborhoods and those who had not been politically active before. These younger women, and those from different demographics don't connect with older women they see as elites, and struggle to build coherent demands and actions . Without a unified voice, the women
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 have been unable to get an equal place at the negotiating table in a time of massive change. have been unable to get an equal place at the negotiating table in a time of massive change.
  
 **It is important to bridge the secular-religious divide**: Even among actors in the women'​s movement, there is a spectrum of religious beliefs from the conservative to the more progressive. Islamic institutions and women’s issues can interact in surprising ways. Our research found a growing spread of popular forms of religious expression that are not necessarily restrictive for women. Across the region, many women go to mosques to hear female lay preachers, who advise them on matters of religion and daily life and often act as counselors on issues such as marital infidelity and male violence – often with a pragmatic interpretation of religious norms. Islamic philanthropic organizations also play an important role in all the countries we researched. Though they do not focus explicitly on women’s empowerment,​ they provide much-needed social support for many ordinary women, and have sometimes played a role in the genesis of women’s movements. **It is important to bridge the secular-religious divide**: Even among actors in the women'​s movement, there is a spectrum of religious beliefs from the conservative to the more progressive. Islamic institutions and women’s issues can interact in surprising ways. Our research found a growing spread of popular forms of religious expression that are not necessarily restrictive for women. Across the region, many women go to mosques to hear female lay preachers, who advise them on matters of religion and daily life and often act as counselors on issues such as marital infidelity and male violence – often with a pragmatic interpretation of religious norms. Islamic philanthropic organizations also play an important role in all the countries we researched. Though they do not focus explicitly on women’s empowerment,​ they provide much-needed social support for many ordinary women, and have sometimes played a role in the genesis of women’s movements.
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