Women were largely at the frontlines of the protest movements in 2010-2011, fearlessly demanding a change to the political status quo. They used their new platforms to address the marginalization they had experienced for decades, formally or informally, whether at the hands of the state or of patriarchal systems in their countries. Women, such as Lina Ben Mhenni in Tunisia and Mahienour El-Masry in Egypt became female icons of the revolutions. However, while the outcomes of the Arab uprisings differed by country, women’s rights and gender equality remain unsatisfactory. 

Join us on Wednesday, April 7 from 11:45 a.m. till 13:00 p.m. EEST for a public panel discussion with Yasameen Al Nadheri, Maya El Ammar, Intissar Kheriji, Diana Moukalled, and hosted by Dalia Ghanem. The discussion will be held in English and livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook. For more information, please contact Josiane Matar at josiane.matar@carnegie-mec.org.