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The Resource The Arab human development report 2005 : towards the rise of women in the Arab world, UNDP, Regional Bureau for Arab States

The Arab human development report 2005 : towards the rise of women in the Arab world, UNDP, Regional Bureau for Arab States

Label
The Arab human development report 2005 : towards the rise of women in the Arab world
Title
The Arab human development report 2005
Title remainder
towards the rise of women in the Arab world
Statement of responsibility
UNDP, Regional Bureau for Arab States
Title variation
Towards the rise of women in the Arab world
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The rise of women in Arab countries goes beyond redressing historical injustices against them and ensuring their equitable treatment - notwithstanding that both are due obligations for Arab societies. Indeed, the advancement of women is a pre-requisite for a comprehensive Arab renaissance. Arab countries have undoubtedly attained significant achievements in the advancement of women, but the ultimate objectives of this endeavour, as conceptualised in the Arab Human Development Reports, require further effort. Much more remains to be accomplished by way of enabling the equitable acquisition and utilisation of human capabilities and the exercise of human rights, before women's advancement can be complete. Since the status of women in the Arab world is a culmination of the complex - and often problematic - interaction of cultural, social, economic and political factors, there are many impediments to this process in the region. Nevertheless, Arab women have managed to attain outstanding achievements in diverse fields of human activity. Societal reform aimed at enabling the rise of women, in line with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), is envisioned as one of the two wings of the bird symbolising the rise of women in the Arab world. A bird, however, needs two wings to fly. The other wing would be a wide-ranging and effective movement in Arab civil society that engages both women and their male supporters in steadily extending and consolidating targeted societal reform initiatives on the one hand, and on the other, empowering women - and the society at large - to benefit from them. In particular, the report calls for the adoption of time-bound affirmative action, tailored to the specificities of each Arab society, in order to expand the participation of women in all fields of human activity. This is considered imperative to dismantle the structures of centuries of discrimination
Cataloging source
UNA
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN766.A85
LC item number
A73 2005 Oversize
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United Nations Development Programme
  • Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
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  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • Arab countries
Label
The Arab human development report 2005 : towards the rise of women in the Arab world, UNDP, Regional Bureau for Arab States
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • At head of title: United Nations Development Programme, Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations
  • Originally published in Arabic
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-247)
Contents
Changes in human development in the Arab countries since the launch of AHDR 2004 -- Towards the rise of women in the Arab world frame of reference -- Concepts and problematic issues -- The state of women in the Arab world -- The acquisition of human capabilities -- The use of human capabilities -- Levels of human well-being -- The Arab women's movement: struggles and experiences -- The societal context of the state of women -- Culture -- Social structures -- Legal structures -- Political economy -- Towards the rise of women in the Arab world -- A strategic vision: two wings for the rise of women
Control code
ocm77499558
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xix, 313 p.
Isbn
9789211261745
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)77499558
Label
The Arab human development report 2005 : towards the rise of women in the Arab world, UNDP, Regional Bureau for Arab States
Publication
Note
  • At head of title: United Nations Development Programme, Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations
  • Originally published in Arabic
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-247)
Contents
Changes in human development in the Arab countries since the launch of AHDR 2004 -- Towards the rise of women in the Arab world frame of reference -- Concepts and problematic issues -- The state of women in the Arab world -- The acquisition of human capabilities -- The use of human capabilities -- Levels of human well-being -- The Arab women's movement: struggles and experiences -- The societal context of the state of women -- Culture -- Social structures -- Legal structures -- Political economy -- Towards the rise of women in the Arab world -- A strategic vision: two wings for the rise of women
Control code
ocm77499558
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xix, 313 p.
Isbn
9789211261745
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)77499558

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