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Importance of Women’s Rights in Democracy

In a speech given at the “Women and Democracy in the Greater Middle East” conference at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies in the University of Chicago, Jamileh Kharrazi spoke.

“The question of encouraging democratic reforms in the Middle East has attracted increasing attention from the international community,” said Kharrazi, one of the Dean’s Worldwide Council members, in her speech. “Calls for reform inside regions of the Middle East have gone on for years. Though, reform in this region cannot fail to mention the cause of women’s rights. Indeed we women know (as they say we can feel it more that lack of women’s empowerment is the major cause of a lot of backwardness in the world, including the Middle East.”

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