The book on “Women’s Rights in the Arab Region: Myths and Realities” reviews the outcome of the panel deliberations that were made during a side-event organized by the Geneva Centre in the framework of the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council, with the support of the UNESCO Geneva Liaison Office.
The side-event held at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) on 22 March 2016, entitled “The Advancement of the Status of Women in the Arab World”, sought to offer an alternative narrative about women in the Arab region, and to correct the widespread misperception and stereotyping of Arab women.
The book also reviews selected areas of women’s rights in the Arab region together with information on the progress achieved through the implementation of national, regional and international women’s rights mechanisms.
This book will be the subject of a new panel discussion scheduled for the month of September 2017. The panel will review and update progress achieved.