Changing and Contesting Gender Norms in the Gulf
Gender norms in the Gulf are being changed and challenged by generational and societal change, including the effects of a major expansion of education for women and by policy changes, often driven by economic imperatives. To what extent is there consensus among women on some of these issues? How are women’s activists navigating the various types of resistance? And how does the push for women’s equality intersect with other social inequalities and faultlines, including class, religious and political identities? The discussion will also assess the opportunities and obstacles for international policyholders and civil society groups who are seeking to promote women’s equality in the Gulf context.
The event will be followed by a reception.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.