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September 2011: The Arab Spring and Girl’s Education

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Blog: The Arab Spring and Girl’s Education
kidRevolution and gender
It is no secret that the history of revolutions and liberation movements in the Arab region has manifesteddouble standards with regard to the situation of women. While women were clearly in the forefront of national liberation movements in some of the most significant anti-colonial struggles, they were rapidly pushed back to their underprivileged ranks once the battle was won. Revolutionaries were always able to explain that gender issues only resulted in divisiveness and that the national cause had supremacy.Moreover gender issues were presented as a luxury and a cause largely imported from the west. Women had pulled out their veils to better lead demonstrations in the streets of major capitals in the Arab world. In mountainous and rural areas many women had carried arms, been part of liberation armies and often held leadership position. Once the struggles rescinded women were encouraged to re wear their veils as these now became significant symbols of national identities. We of course realize that they also reinforced a number of other identities in the configuration of renewed power relations between men and women
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