Civil and political rights - - MENA region

Women's Struggle for Citizenship: Civil Society and Constitution Making after the Arab Uprisings

06.08.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

Civil society played a pivotal role in the Arab uprisings. By reconfiguring the social contract in a region distinguished by gender inequality, these revolts brought the status of women to the fore, and equal citizenship became a central goal. Social actors were therefore particularly active in contesting the constitution-making processes that were launched.

Based on field research produced by Egyptian and Tunisian civil society activists and academics, this report analyzes the influence of civil society during the constitution-making processes in those two countries through the lens of women’s rights. These processes reflect in particular the struggle between the Islamists, the former regimes, and civil society over the identity and the future of the region.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : José S. Vericat
  • Publishing house : International Peace Institute
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 36
  • Language : English


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