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Translating a new empowerment into long-term social, political and economic gains will be difficult

Struggle to make the most of a new order

Translating a new empowerment into long-term social, political and economic gains will be difficult

Razan Zeitouneh
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Sisters under the scarf: Fighting on the front line

FT reporters speak to human rights, political and feminist activists in the vanguard of a regional struggle for freedom

Palestinian perfume makers
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Employment: Job market participation is lowest in the world

Only a quarter of women of working age have jobs, says Abigail Fielding-Smith

Raja Al Gurg

Businesswomen: Females join forces in an effort to improve their lot

Camilla Hall reports on initiatives aimed at fostering talent

Saudi Arabia: Driving ban stays in spite of protests

FT reporters consider the reasons behind a faltering campaign

Women of the revolution

The Islamic regime’s efforts to curtail female freedom has paradoxically liberated many of them

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