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Political-Social Movements: Unions and Workers' Movements: Arab States (excepting North Africa and the Gulf)
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National constitutions in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine identify the equality of citizens of both sexes before the law; Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon ratified the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This suggests uneven patterns of worldwide protection, meaning some Arab women enjoy law-based health benefits, employment safeguards, and paid maternity leave, while others are left unprotected. In general, working women enjoy differential wo…

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Bishop, Elizabeth, “Political-Social Movements: Unions and Workers' Movements: Arab States (excepting North Africa and the Gulf)”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0136a>
First published online: 2009



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