The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) together with SOLIDAR is organising a new research programme focussed on Women Rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and now they have launched a call for academic papers on this issue. The call is open for independent thinkers, journalists, academics and researchers from the MENA region and the aim is to define the challenges in the promotion of women’s rights and gender equality and enhancing equal participation of women in social, democratic, economic, political and cultural life.
Strengthening women’s rights and promoting gender equality are essential elements to guarantee social justice for all. Without education, awareness of their rights, participation in decision making processes, women are often unable to defend and claim their rights. Currently in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), grave violations of women’s rights continue to occur with terrifying regularity. Women face systematic gender-based discrimination and are regularly denied fundamental and human rights.
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