Arab Spring Puts Women’s Rights in the Spotlight

Marie-Louise Gumuchian of Reuters reports on the state of women’s rights in post-revolution Libya, Egypt and Tunisia as women are exploring what the “Arab Spring” means for them.

Since long-time leaders were toppled in the three north African states, many — not least in the West — fret the power vacuum will leave the door open for Islamist groups to take power and force changes that will damage women’s rights.

In Tunisia, Islamists have already risen to power while in Egypt, they are leading staggered elections and have pledged to govern by Islamic laws.

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