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Women: The Libyan Rebellion’s Secret Weapon

April 6, 2012

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They helped overthrow Qaddafi by smuggling arms and spying on the government. Now the women of Libya are fighting for a greater voice in society By Joshua HammerPhotographs by Michael Christopher BrownSmithsonian magazine, April 2012 They helped overthrow the regime, but can they overcome tradition and win their share of political clout? (Here: Women rally […]

Arab Spring Fails to Allay Women’s Anxieties

March 10, 2012

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By RANA F. SWEISPublished: March 7, 2012 Rana F. Sweis for The International Herald TribuneA participant at a meeting in Sousse, Tunisia, last month on changes in the Arab world. After recent elections, women remain underrepresented in the region’s parliaments. AMMAN — Like many Tunisians, Maroua Ben Salah, 23, never imagined that her life and […]