Overview: Engaging the Arab Human Development Report 2005 on Women


Journal Article

The Arab Human Development Report 2005: Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World (AHDR 2005), published in Arabic with English and French translations, was launched at the end of 2006. With a title carefully crafted to avoid Western development buzzwords like "empowerment" and to signal the inclusion of all women living in the region, it is the third in a series of detailed studies meant to unpack the themes of the original overview report that garnered both acclaim and criticism when it was published in 2002. The other two topical reports examine what were billed as "deficits" in knowledge and in freedom. This one tackles what the original report framed as the third major obstacle to the flourishing of the Arab world: the deficit in gender equality. © 2009 Cambridge University Press.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Abu-Lughod, L; Adely, FJ; Hasso, FS

Published Date

  • May 28, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 59 - 60

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-6380

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-7438

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/S0020743808090107

Citation Source

  • Scopus