Monthly Archives: September 2011

Women in Saudi Arabia: allowed to vote, but not to drive

A cautious reform allowing women the right to vote and stand for local elections will be coming up in Saudi Arabia. However, women are still deprived of other important rights. “Because we refuse to marginalize women in society in all … Continue reading

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The More Women Work, The More Babies They Have

A French study by Angela Luci and Olivier Thévenon, cited in several national and international journals, shows that the OECD countries with the most working women have higher fertility rates. The fact that overall birth rates have somewhat risen in … Continue reading

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The Arab Spring: a Booster for Women’s Emancipation!?

Many Arab countries are on their way to reduce gender inequalities. The Arab Spring reinforced this movement in several regions. Yet, the battle for an expansion of women’s rights has just begun and continuous progress cannot be taken for granted. … Continue reading

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