[VIDEO] Women in the Arab Spring

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On the 23rd of November 2012, Amnesty International screened this video at the “Role of Women in the Arab Spring” event, which took place at the Cervantes Institute in Athens, in a greater scheme of the organization’s efforts for the rights of women in the Middle East and North Africa.

From the beginning of the revolution and protests in the area, Amnesty International has called on all authorities to respect human rights and shall continue to do so. At the same time the organization is closely monitoring developments, sending out regular investigative missions, and publishing recorded content on human rights abuses.

With this event, Amnesty International acknowledged the equal contribution and struggle for this highly desired change, in all citizens. Additionally it aimed at pointing out the specific role of women’s activity in the Arab Spring, and due to their position and gender the discrimination and extremely serious violations they had inflicted upon them.

(h/t Reports from the Edge of Borderline Democracy)