“Women’s voices are now heard.”
Amira Al Arasi, an independent journalist and political activist in Yemen, says women need to organize to better exploit the opportunity for gender equality given by the 2011 uprisingi.
“Women’s voices are now heard,” she said.
Since popular uprisings swept across swathes of North Africa and the Middle East, women and their rights have become a hotly debated topic well beyond the region’s borders.
Much ink has been spilt on whether women have benefited from the uprisings. But what do women on the ground think?
“Women of the Revolution” is a Thomson Reuters Foundation project that seeks to hand women the microphone so they can speak for themselves.