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Women and Activism in the Arab World

Marguerite Helou


Democracy, simply defined as the rule of the people, by the people, for the people, is a term that has dominated political and sociological discourse and literature from ancient times up till now. However, determining who constitutes “The people” was, and continues to be, a culture- and time-bound issue. Throughout most of human history, women constituted one of the social groups excluded from the category of “The People.” They had to wait till the twentieth century, and in some regions the third millennium to acquire equality with the male population in social, political and economic rights. This was brought about by the efforts of many women activists and their male supporters aided by various developments at the social, economic and political levels.


Women activism; Arab world

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DOI: 10.32380/alrj.v0i0.296


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