The Arab Spring gave Yemen’s women a public voice and a visible face. But the revolution has faded without changing anything for millions who are married too young and shut away in mud huts for the rest of their lives.
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From the earliest beginnings of its state-run education system in 1926 until this year, Saudi Arabia has forbidden photographs of women in all school textbooks. Only drawings have been permissible. Not anymore.
In time with the UAE's celebrations of its 41st National Day, The Dubai Women's Establishment has announced the launching of "UAE Women's Index Report" which is aimed to serve as an up-to-date reference on facts and figures pertaining to Emirati women in the various sectors of the job market as well as in education. The resource will come in handy for local and international organizations, academics, researchers and all those concerned with the status of women in the UAE.
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Mona had been counting to 20 every day so she could show off to her new friends in class. So when her bus to the Hind bint Otaiba Centre for Adult Education arrived late on Tuesday, Mona, 40, worried she would miss the first half of her lesson when her teacher would test the class on numbers learnt the previous week.
The number of male students at Zayed University has risen by more than half this year, and most of the increase has come from the university's new campus. About ,400 young men are attending this year, from 900 last.
- MA Development Studies (Major in Women, Gender and Development and Minor in Child and Youth Studies in Haag)
- Institute of Social Studies, The University in Hague- Holland in 2007-2008
- Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law- Diploma in the Equal Status and Human Rights of women in the Middle East and North Africa in 2006-2007
“When you look at the reports that are published each year about gender, the first thing that is always mentioned is the low level of participation by women within the Jordanian labour market. Women are always criticised for not working, despite being so well educated – and men are criticised for not allowing the women to work,” tells 26-year-old Jordanian feminist, Hiba Kandalaft.