14 Jun '11, 9pm

Op Ed by Mai Yamani: Will Saudi women be the next driving force?

The unexpected visibility and assertiveness of women in the revolutions unfolding across the Arab world - in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, and elsewhere - has helped propel what has become variously known as the "Arab awakening" or "Arab Spring". Major changes have occurred in the minds and lives of women, helping them to break through the shackles of the past, and to demand their freedom and dignity. Since January this year, images of millions of women demonstrating alongside men have been beamed around the world by television journalists, posted on YouTube, and splashed on the front pages of newspapers. One saw women from all walks of life marching in hope of a better future, for themselves and for their countries. They appeared prominently - eloquent and outspoken, marching daily, holding caricatures of dictators and chanting calls for democratic change....

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