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Status and Progress of Women in the Middle East and North Africa (2007)

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This overview updates the main findings of the Regional Gender Report with respect to the status of women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).1 The regional Report on Gender and Development highlighted several points. On the one hand, MENA’s achievements in health and education during the 1980s and 1990s compared favorably with those of other regions. On the other hand, women’s labor force participation remained low and women were underrepresented in national parliaments and in other decisionmaking bodies.

This update examines progress during 2000–2005 in five areas: economic participation, access to education, access to health care, women’s legal rights, and public participation and representation, as of September, 2006. This overview will also provide information on additional work carried out in the area of gender and poverty, as well as the ongoing research on women’s entrepreneurship. Although progress on this indicator during 2000–05 was greater than in any other region, MENA continues to lag, especially when the high growth is taken into account.

Middle East and North Africa : Gender Overview (2007)

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Complete Report as one file  (1190k .pdf) -   Usage Agreement

 

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Table of Contents and Overview (1110k .pdf)

 

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Summary Gender Profiles by Country (80k .pdf)

The Status and Progress of Women in the Middle East and North Africa (2007)

 

 

Complete Report as one file   (7850k .pdf) -   Usage Agreement

 

 

Table of Contents and Regional Overview (728k .pdf)

 

 

Ch. 1: Women's Status by Sector(2496k .pdf)

 

 

Ch. 2: Women's Status by Country(4157k .pdf)

 

 

Ch. 3: Summary Gender Profiles by Country (593k .pdf)

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