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Gendering the Arab Spring

This workshop, sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender and the Department of Politics and International Studies, was held on 28 October, 2011. Some of the questions asked by the workshop, included:

How significant is gender in understanding the "Arab spring"? What do Arab women hope to achieve from their participation in the uprisings? What is the future of women’s rights and gender relations in the aftermath of dictatorship?

Fadia Faqir, independent academic, author, Writing Fellow, Durham: Is the Arab Spring Leaving Women in the Cold?
Nadje Al-Ali, Chair of the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS: Women Resisting the New Dictatorship in Iraq
Dalia S Mostafa, Lecturer in Arabic and Comparative Literature, Manchester: Women, Culture and the Egyptian Revolution of 2011
Nicola Pratt, Associate Professor, Int Politics of the Middle East, Warwick : The Gendered Politics of Neoliberal Authoritarianism

More on the "Arab Spring"

Israel/Palestine and the "Arab Spring"--draft paper on the impact of the "Arab spring" on the Israel-Palestine conflict, 4 March 2012.

Understanding the "Arab Spring"--notes from a contribution to a roundtable discussion at the University of Warwick, 24 November 2011.

The Arab Uprisings--Where From and Where To? --text of a talk given on 11 November 2011 at the University of East Anglia European Forum (work in progress).

Women and the Egyptian Revolution --text of a talk given 12 July 2011, as part of an event at the London Assembly on Poetry from the Arab Spring - Egypt: Poetry from the Public Square, and organised by Poet in the City (work in progress).

Background to the Egyptian Revolution--podcast of a talk at University of Warwick, 21 February 2011, as part of a roundtable discussion in solidarity with the Egyptian revolution.