freedomhouse.org: Women’s Rights Survey

Freedom House has been in existence since 1941. They looks at many aspects of freedom around the globe. This study of Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North African countries (MENA) is set to be completed by fall of 2009. Statistics so far are very telling.

“It is vital that MENA countries more urgently recognize that the status of women is the key determinant to the development of their societies. This report provides important data to encourage reform in women’s rights.”

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan

via freedomhouse.org: Women’s Rights Survey.

They also recently completed a “Freedom of the Press” report.

According to Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press index, after two decades of progress, press freedom is now in decline in almost every part of the world. Only 17 percent of the world’s citizens live in countries that enjoy a free press. In the rest of the world, governments as well as non-state actors control the viewpoints that reach citizens and brutally repress independent voices who aim to promote accountability, good governance, and economic development.

This site will be added to the Women’s Studies Research Guide.

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