By Invitation Only
Location Abu Dhabi
What is the relationship between women's political representation and female empowerment in developing countries? Despite the myriad of institutional and legislative mechanisms introduced by several MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asian states to advance women's political participation, very little has been achieved to promote women's status in these regions. Most importantly, very few studies have systematically investigated why these mechanisms fell short of their desired outcomes. This conference brings together scholars to focus on bridging the gap in multidisciplinary literature by investigating the institutional, societal, and economic barriers currently facing women in these countries.
Rahma Abdulkadir Assistant Professor of Political Science, NYUAD
Andy Harris Assistant Professor of Political Science, NYUAD
Marwa Shalaby Director, Women’s Rights in the Middle East Program, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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