In 2050, whilst the world continues to grapple with real challenges, it does so within real and representative democracies.
Demands for democracy which began on the streets of the Arab region in 2011, with women standing side-by-side men, were seized as a moment of transformation, and through domestic and international activism women's rights to equal representation were secured. The catalytic events spread throughout the region, building the momentum for gradual shifts elsewhere - and with these changes, a simultaneous shattering of attitudes and political obstacles that had prevented women from fully and meaningfully participating in public life. Today, it is inconceivable that there was ever a time when the decisions of states and the international community—which impact us all -- were ever made by only one part of humanity.
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Revolutions in the Arab World
Author: Nahla Valji
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