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  • The Controversy Over the Arab World’s First Female Prime Minister

    Bloomberg - 10/14/2021

    I asked Valentine M. Moghadam, a professor at Northeastern University who researches women’s rights in the Middle East and the author of books including ‘From Patriarchy to Empowerment,’ what she thinks of the appointment. Is it more than just a fig leaf?

    “Definitely,” she says. “Even if — similar to several recent male prime ministers — she is unable to accomplish much given Tunisia’s economic stagnation and its political gridlock, her appointment will remain a landmark in Tunisia’s political development and she will be an inspiration to women there and across the Middle East/North Africa region.”

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