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The Middle East's Women Are Championing Their Own Change

Expand Demonstration outside Parliament on December 6, 2016, with women in white dresses and wrapped in bandages, calling for the repeal of article 522 of the penal code. © Patrick Baz / AFP Despite setbacks for women’s rights around the globe in 2017, some of the most exciting reforms and positive momentum emerged from the Middle East and North Africa. Tunisian women have new protections against violence. Migrant domestic workers in the Gulf are armed with new labor protections. And the Saudi ban on women driving was lifted.  This is an exciting time for women in the Middle East, but on this…

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