America Abroad: "Women's Rights after The Arab Spring"

America Abroad: "Women's Rights after The Arab Spring"

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 9:00pm

Credit: Program photos by Kimberly Adams, Amr Nabil/AP, and Gigi Ibrahim, Arrasio, and Wassim Ben Rhouma via Flickr Creative Commons

Have women in Arab countries achieved greater equality since the revolutions swept the region, and which rights are yet to be won? America Abroad travels to Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and the Gulf States to assess how and where women's rights have progressed in Women's Rights After the Arab Spring, airing Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 9 p.m. on AM1370.

The revolutions of the Arab Spring promised greater freedoms for the people of the Middle East. But while some freedoms have been gained, stability has been lost. In many cases, it's become more dangerous, especially for women. In this program America Abroad visits 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.