Women in Democratic Transitions in the MENA Region


The Global Women's Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project

The Rabat Conference in November 2012 was hosted by the Moroccan Ministry of the Interior in partnership with the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Wellesley Centers for Women with support from Lynn and Bob Johnston. UN Women, UNDP, and the International Republican Institute provided valuable collaboration. This compilation of papers, Women in Democratic Transitions in the MENA Region, serves as a follow-up to the work at the Rabat Conference. Through this compilation of papers based on discussions at the conference, we celebrate the call for women’s centrality in the constitutional making processes and the negotiation processes involved in strengthening the rule of law in the MENA region.



Edited by:

Former Director, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative
Former Member of Parliament and the Union for Women's Action in Morocco
Committee on Women’s Affairs and the Committee of Foreign Relations, Beirut Bar Association
Former Director of the International Collaboration Bureau, the Ministry of Education for East Libya
Former Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Women’s Campaign International, Morocco
Judge, Administrative Court of Tunisia
America's Development Foundation (ADF), Egypt
Secretary-General, Yemeni Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood