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Women's Rights in Transition: The Shifting Position of Women in the Middle East

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 7:00PM - 8:00PM

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The 'Arab Spring' has brought both the promise of reforms around women's rights and the potential for setbacks in the movement. Human Rights Watch has documented the violations associated with the old regimes and the uprisings and has sought to make recommendations to new governments that will strengthen and protect women's rights. As political reforms take place in these transitional countries, will the status of women progress as well? And how can organizations like Human Rights Watch positively influence this progress in the region?

Liesl Gerntholtz, the executive director of the women's rights division at Human Rights Watch, and Hillary Margolis, the women's rights division's researcher on women's rights in Syria, will explore the impact of political transitions on the position of women, drawing on examples from Libya, Yemen, Egypt and Syria.

 This program is presented in partnership with Human Rights Watch.  

SPEAKERS:

Liesl Gerntholtz

Executive Director, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

::Hillary Margolis

Women's Rights Researcher on Syria, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

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Recorded Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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