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Pathways to empowerment: women and the economy in the developing world

Marwa Shalaby

Pathways to empowerment: women and the economy in the developing world.

Despite mounting efforts toward achieving gender equality, the Middle East and North Africa region continues to rank the lowest worldwide when it comes to women's economic participation and opportunity, writes Marwa Shalaby, director of the Women and Human Rights in the Middle East Program. Obstacles on the societal, structural, institutional and cultural levels must be resolved in order for women to be able to participate fully in the economic and political spheres.

Read "Pathways to empowerment: women and the economy in the developing world" in the Feb. 21, 2014, Baker Institute Blog.