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How the West Undermined Women’s Rights in the Arab World: Nicola Pratt

How the West Undermined Women’s Rights in the Arab World: Nicola Pratt

London Events

13 December 2017 18:00 to 21:00

British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London
SW1Y 5AH

Based on personal narratives of women activists of different generations in Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan, this lecture explores the history of women’s activism in the Arab world from the 1950s onwards. It demonstrates the ways in which this activism has changed over time and what this tells us about the gendered dimensions of geopolitics in the region. The lecture highlights the significance of women’s activism and women’s rights within radical political projects that resisted Western…

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