Women Left Out In The Cold During Arab Spring

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    As portions of the Arab world struggle to extinguish decades of oppression and dictorial rule, the rights and opportunities for women in these societies stand at a delicate precipice, State Department officials told a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee Wednesday.

    "This is not a favor to women, it is not simply a nice thing to do," Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, said at a hearing called to examine the role of women in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.
    Despite Arab Spring, women's rights tenuous, Senate panel told - CNN
     

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