Time for women to lead in the Middle East and North Africa regions

Time for women to lead in the Arab world

For decades, Arab women have been fighting for their political, social and economic rights. In the Arab uprisings women were on the front-line demanding change. However, they remain excluded to significant degrees from formal political and public spaces and the Middle East and North Africa still rank the lowest in the world for women’s political participation. Many barriers still exist. The lack of public support for women’s political participation, and limited funding especially at the local level, threatens to perpetuate women’s exclusion and increase inequalities. Marcel Khalife, leading Arab artist and 15 civil society organizations are campaigning with us. We need your action now. Help make women's voices heard.

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