Is politics a masculine act? This question is not only asked in the Arab world, but in various parts of the world. The number of women who have been in the political arena and managed to lead parties and intellectual currents does not exceed dozens throughout history. In most societies, women are strongly present at the heart of activism and party bases, but they rarely play leading party roles. For instance, we don’t see often women as general secretaries, or heads of political bureaus, or official spokeswomen or party leading negotiators. Rather, women’s role is mainly limited to leading plans or actions reserved to women’s issues, a fictive dispensable role in partisan life.
In this article, Al-Awadani explores the views of a number of Arab female politicians on the presence and role of Arab women in the partisan sphere and the decision-making.
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.