Photo Gallery: Arab Emancipation
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Photo Gallery: Arab Emancipation

Freedoms at Risk Arab Women Fight to Defend their Rights

The Arab Spring seemed to herald a new era of emancipation for women in the Arab world. But Islamists are on the rise in Tunisia and Egypt, and there are worrying reports of sexual assaults on demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Many women in the region fear a rollback of what rights they had under the dictators.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan