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The Arab human development report 2005 towards the rise of women in the Arab world

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Published by United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Arab States in New York .
Written in English


  • Women -- Arab countries -- Social conditions.,
  • Women"s rights -- Arab countries.,
  • Arab countries -- Intellectual life.

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The rise of women in Arab countries goes beyond redressing historical injustices against them and ensuring their equitable treatment - notwithstanding that both are due obligations for Arab societies. Indeed, the advancement of women is a pre-requisite for a comprehensive Arab renaissance. Arab countries have undoubtedly attained significant achievements in the advancement of women, but the ultimate objectives of this endeavour, as conceptualised in the Arab Human Development Reports, require further effort. Much more remains to be accomplished by way of enabling the equitable acquisition and utilisation of human capabilities and the exercise of human rights, before women"s advancement can be complete. Since the status of women in the Arab world is a culmination of the complex - and often problematic - interaction of cultural, social, economic and political factors, there are many impediments to this process in the region. Nevertheless, Arab women have managed to attain outstanding achievements in diverse fields of human activity. Societal reform aimed at enabling the rise of women, in line with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), is envisioned as one of the two wings of the bird symbolising the rise of women in the Arab world. A bird, however, needs two wings to fly. The other wing would be a wide-ranging and effective movement in Arab civil society that engages both women and their male supporters in steadily extending and consolidating targeted societal reform initiatives on the one hand, and on the other, empowering women - and the society at large - to benefit from them. In particular, the report calls for the adoption of time-bound affirmative action, tailored to the specificities of each Arab society, in order to expand the participation of women in all fields of human activity. This is considered imperative to dismantle the structures of centuries of discrimination.

Edition Notes

Other titlesTowards the rise of women in the Arab world.
StatementUNDP, Regional Bureau for Arab States.
ContributionsUnited Nations Development Programme. Regional Bureau for Arab States., Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.
LC ClassificationsHN766.A85 A73 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 313 p. :
Number of Pages313
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18296056M
ISBN 109211261740
ISBN 109789211261745

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