Women's rights after the Arab Spring

April 2, 2012

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Women work together to clean up after major protests in the Egypt's revolutionary Tahrir Square.

As political and societal change swept the Middle East and the Chinese government re-evaluates its female reproduction policies, women haven’t necessarily benefited. While women’s rights have progressed significantly in the last two decades, major challenges remain in the battle to end global gender discrimination. Worldview talks with Minky Worden, Human Rights Watch's director of Global Initiatives and author of the book The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women’s Rights. She tells Worldview about the continuing global struggle to secure basic rights for women and girls.