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Women's Rights after the Arab Spring

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Thursday, March 13 - 7 pm
Anchored by Barbara Bogaev 

In the three years since the start of the Arab Spring, women have seen little or no improvement when it comes to fundamental rights. Many have actually seen rights taken away, as secular dictators give way to strict fundamentalists. On this episode of America Abroad we will visit Egypt where under the newly adopted constitution, women are supposed to have equality in “all civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights.

We’ll hear from Turkey as women are feeling the effects of newly empowered religious conservative parties as well as from women in Kuwait about their day to day lives.