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Teaching Separate But Not Equal: Women in the Arab World

Separate But Not Equal: Women in the Arab World

Despite the progress in the area of women’s rights in Egypt, change has been slow to come to other parts of the Arab world. Until recently, the majority of Arab females received little education. During the 1960s, some Arab countries had female illiteracy rates as high as 90% or above. An increasing number of Arab women are now attending college—women actually outnumber men in universities in some countries. Despite these advances, there are few jobs for Arab women, and they have one of the lowest female employment rates in the world. According to the Global Gender Gap Report, a survey that measures opportunities for women in business, education, health, and politics in 134 countri

Christine Graf, adapted by Actively Learn Staff
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What are the greatest challenges many Arab women face in their efforts to secure equal rights?


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