Reflections on Women in and After the Arab Spring

Reflections on Women in and After the Arab Spring

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 - 1:45pm
Venue: 
68 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF, the Middle East Centre’s Library
Speaker(s): 
Dr Marwa Daoudy
Series: 
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars

(a light lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis)

The focus of the seminar will be on the role and place of women in the Arab World during and after the Arab Spring. Issues such as the contribution of women to the Tunisian, Egyptian and Syrian Revolutions will be addressed, and future prospects for women’s rights in the region discussed.

Marwa Daoudy is a departmental lecturer in the International Relations of the Middle East, Politics and IR Department (DPIR) and Oriental Institute, Fellow at the Middle East Centre (St Antony's College).

The Women’s Rights Research Seminar at Oxford was founded in 2009 with the initial aim of directing interdisciplinary scholarly attention to the legal status of women in Iran. Since then, the research group has broadened its purview to the rights of women in the Middle East, covering topics such as the politics of fertility, women in ethnic minorities, and the treatment of women in states governed and influenced by Islamic law and jurisprudence. WRRS welcomes seminar and paper proposals from any discipline. Enquiries: Binesh Hass(binesh.hass@law.ox.ac.uk).