Middle East Focus - Women's Rights in the Arab World

Women’s Rights in the Arab World

Nowhere in the world are women more unequal than in the Middle East and North Africa, but there have been signs of progress in the region and several key reforms took place in 2017, such as Saudi Arabia's decision to lift the ban on women driving.

Manal Omar, our founder, and Hala Aldosari, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, join host Kate Seelye to discuss recent reforms and whether they signal real change in attitudes toward women's rights in the region.

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