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New Trends of Women's Activism after the Arab Uprisings: Redefining Women's Leadership

Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar presents the findings of field research conducted in five countries (Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Yemen and the occupied Palestinian territory) in 2013. The research focuses on the emergence of young female leaders who have shaped a new form of women’s activism that merges Islamism with feminism. 

The research reflects on the form of women's leadership that developed during and after the Arab Uprisings and how it could contribute to redefining women's activism and empowerment and its effect on social and gender transformation in Arab countries.

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Event Details

Speaker: Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar, LSE
Chair: Dr Lori Allen, SOAS
Date:  Thursday 6 November 2014
Time: 16.30-18.00
Location: Alumni Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, New Academic Building
Event Hashtag: #LSEMuhanna
Attendance: This event is free and open to all on a first come first served basis. Our events are very well attended, please make sure to arrive early. We cannot guarantee entry.



Aitemad Muhanna-Matar is a research fellow at the Middle East Centre currently conducting a research on salafist youth in Tunisia and the process of subjectification. Dr Muhanna-Matar's PhD thesis was published in a book ‘Agency and Gender in Gaza: Masculinity, Femininity and Family during the Second Intifada', by Ashgate in October 2013.

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