Evolution of Women’s Rights in the United Arab Emirates

This article provides an analytical framework to assess the situation of women’s rights in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and this especially after the rape of a Norwegian national in 2013. Concerning the general context of the UAE, the country creation dates back to 1971. Since the discovery of oil in the 60s, the role of women in UAE society has gradually established itself over the years[1]. Today, Emirati women are well represented in all levels of society (72% of women go to universities)[2]. Concerning the women’s rights however, Human Rights Watch has recently published a global report for...

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