Women of Change

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In the past few years, the dictators in the Muslim World have been overthrown one after another by the wave of anti-regime protests. Shoulder to shoulder with men, women thronged the streets in Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen to claim their share of democracy and pursue freedom, dignity, equity and social justice. This is while in deafening silence of international bodies and media, their revolutions came at a price. In violent clashes with security forces, thousands of people were arrested, tortured and killed, many of them women. Since Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, Islam was reemerged as a political force that shattered the stereo-typical image of Muslims, particularly Muslim women all over the world and planted the seeds of recent revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa.

   

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