Theme Video: Women'S Rights In The Arab World

Published on Dec. 19, 2013

A video introduction to the "Women's rights in the Arab world" plenary at the Trust Women conference 2013. In the autum of 2013, Thomson Reuters Foundation surveyed gender specialists across 22 Arab states. The aim was to gauge the state of women's rights three years after the Arab Spring and as Syria's conflict threatens regional upheaval. The poll looked at six big themes: - violence against women - reproductive rights - women in the family - women in the economy - women in society - and women in politics To many people's surprise, Egypt ranked worst for women's rights overall, followed by Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen. More on: