Empowerment

Professional discrimination and gender bias seems more severe in the case of women who do not have French citizenship or come from French families. For them, the idea of equal rights merely emphasises that there is a wide gap between theory and practice.
Siti Musdah Mulia has raised the ire of many for her boldness in criticizing some aspects of Islam considered sacred.
Rights & Democracy, in collaboration with the Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Centre and WLUML is holding a training for women’s rights leaders in December 2004 in Pakistan.
DAWN is a network of women scholars and activists from the economic South who engage in feminist research and analysis of the global environment and are committed to working for economic justice, gender justice and democracy.
Apart from international efforts to "rescue" women in the Middle East, female activists in Arab countries have been toiling for decades for reforms that achieve concrete gains for women.
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