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The Arab Revolution in 2011-2012 and Its Impact on Women in the Middle East and North Africa
International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2020, Pages: 1-9
Received: Oct. 9, 2019; Accepted: Jan. 27, 2020; Published: Feb. 10, 2020
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Ashna Shareff, Department of International Politics and Foreign Defence, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea
Ko Bong-Jun, Department of International Politics and Foreign Defence, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea
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This study examines the impact of the Arab revolutions on women in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011. It highlights the aftermath of the revolutions in the context of the rise of Islamist movements and their influence on the state and women. The study analyzes the role of women during the Arab uprisings and how their voices were subsequently undermined throughout the region by new institutions and governments replacing the old totalitarian regimes. This research uses a qualitative literature review with a theoretical framework based on democracy and human rights in the Arab World and political Islam with regards women. Therefore, it’s focused on the period during and after the Arab uprisings and on women’s status. The study mainly criticizes the negative impact political Islam had on women in public and the new patterns of the government. It inspects what we mean by democracy, why democracy is important, what kind of democracy suits Middle East and North of Africa (MENA), and the direct relation between democracy, human rights, and women’s representation in particular.
Political Islam, Democracy, Human Rights, Arab Revolution and Women
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Ashna Shareff, Ko Bong-Jun, The Arab Revolution in 2011-2012 and Its Impact on Women in the Middle East and North Africa, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecs.20200501.11
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