Freedom House has launched a new, comprehensive study titled Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Citizenship and Justice. The overarching goal of this survey is to facilitate and support national and international efforts to empower women in the Middle East and North Africa. The study presents a comparative evaluation of women's rights in 17 selected countries and territories through a set of numerical scores, analytical narrative reports, and vital statistics.
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Part 1 Challenging Inequality: Obstacles and Opportunities Towards Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa Part 2 The Impact of Public Attitudes Part 3 Tables and Graphs Part 4 Introduction to Country Reports Chapter 5 Algeria Chapter 6 Bahrain Chapter 7 Egypt Chapter 8 Iraq Chapter 9 Jordan Chapter 10 Kuwait Chapter 11 Lebanon Chapter 12 Libya Chapter 13 Morocco Chapter 14 Oman Chapter 15 Palestine (Palestinian Authority and Israeli-Occupied Territories) Chapter 16 Qatar Chapter 17 Saudi Arabia Chapter 18 Syria Chapter 19 Tunisia Chapter 20 United Arab Emirates Chapter 21 Yemen Part 22 Survey Methodology Part 23 Checklist Questions Part 24 Ratings and Scoring System Part 25 About Freedom House Part 26 Freedom House Board of Trustees