Women's Empowerment and the Path to Democracy in the New Middle East

Women's Empowerment and the Path to Democracy in the New Middle East

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Middle East and North Africa

Gender

Democratization

Reza Aslan discusses the connection between women's empowerment and economics, as part of the Council on Foreign Relations' roundtable series on religion and the Middle East.

This meeting was cosponsored by the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initative.
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