Empowering Women in the Arab World between the Requirements of Law and the Requirements of Reality

Author: Dr. Mohammad Hadie Al Najdawi
Assistant Professor, General Education, City University College of Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Email: M.najdawi@cuca.ae
Doi: doi.org/10.52132/Ajrsp.e.2022.35.1


Women and their issues have become the focus of most researchers in the social, legal, political and economic fields, in addition to the official and unofficial institutions of the country. Being a major and influential actor in the lives of societies due to the main roles it plays on the one hand, and on the other hand, given that the issue of women and their empowerment is not a national issue, but rather has become an issue of international dimensions resulting from global interest in it; In addition to adopting her cause in all international forums, conventions and treaties concerned with human rights, not to mention the international conferences supporting the principle of empowering women, given that eliminating all forms of discrimination against women is not only a basic human right, but also a factor critical to accelerating the achievement of sustainable development, It has been proven that empowering women has a multiplier effect, especially by driving economic growth and development in society. Hence, this study sheds light on the concept of women’s empowerment and its importance in order to create comprehensive development, in which the latter is based on the principle of providing opportunities and equality based on the legal requirements that guarantee this, and on the basis of what is stated in international charters and treaties related to this matter, as this study attempts Monitoring the efforts undertaken by the Arab countries to recognize and enforce the human rights of women, and to reveal the problems that hinder the achievement of the empowerment process in the Arab world.


Empowerment, Women, the Arab world, Legal requirements, International conventions, Obstacles to empowerment.

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