Patriarchy and development in the Arab world
The persistence of patriarchy in the Arab world, and other regions, is an obstacle for women, children, families, and states. It affects health, education, labour, human rights, and democracy. This article argues that patriarchy is powerful in the Arab world because age-based kinship values and relationships are crucial socially, economically, politically, ideologically, and psychologically.
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