• Women's Political Participation in the Arab Region

    30 May 2016
    The political space remains the most challenging for women in the Arab region. Women’s political participation has improved in the last sixteen years but is still limited. The proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments considerably increased from 3.8% in 2000 to 18.7% in 2015, but is still lower than the world average of 22.5% in 2015.Read More
  • Gender-Based Disparities in the Labor Market

    26 May 2016
    Gender-based disparities continue in the labor market in the Arab region, where women face a higher risk of unemployment and more barriers to entry to the labor market. Though women’s unemployment rate in the Arab region has decreased over the last sixteen years from 22.4% in 2000 to 19.96% in 2015, it is still very high compared to men’s unemployment rate of 8.96% and to the world average of 6.2%.Read More