Arab Women still face persistent inequality rooted in discriminatory laws and constitutions. There is still a huge gender gap in economic, political and social rights. This study highlights the status of women´s access to justice in the Arab Region and examines the available legal protection for women in the Arab countries. It assesses legislation, including constitutional rights, Personal Status codes and labour codes on issues and concerns that impact women’s socio-economic and political development. It also addresses barriers to women’s access to justice and strategies, approaches and good practices related to this issue.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.