January 2003


Foster A. Tunisia. In Walter L and Sherif-Trask B, eds. Women's Issues Worldwide: The Middle East and North Africa. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 2003; 381-410.

Freedom House’s innovative publication, Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, analyzes the status of women in the region through the prism of international standards embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The 2005 edition found that despite some evidence of progress toward equality in a number of countries, there was a pervasive gender-based gap in rights and freedoms in every facet of society: the law, criminal justice system, economy, education, health care, and the media.