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Human Rights: Arab Gulf and Yemen
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The current general status of women's human rights conditions in Yemen and the Arab Gulf states is broadly characterized by international and local human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as being abysmal. Progressive changes toward achieving equality for women, particularly in states that maintain religiously based personal status laws that discriminate against women, have been slow. Despite the existence of regional commonalities, reasons for this gloomy status are numerous and vary…

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Seif, Huda A., “Human Rights: Arab Gulf and Yemen”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0091b>
First published online: 2009

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