Why is the Middle East and North Africa so Patriarchal?

19/10/2022 17:00

Boğaziçi University Human Development Research Center presents: "Why is the Middle East and North Africa so Patriarchal?", Wednesday, October 19th, 17:00-18:30 IB 204

The Middle East and North Africa is the most patriarchal region in the world. Although there is great variety in the region—Beirut and Istanbul are more liberal than Cairo and Qom—every single country in MENA has lower female employment and political leadership than the global average. Why is this?

Dr. Alice Evans is a Senior Lecturer at King's College London, she is writing a book ("The Great Gender Divergence") on the global history of gender.