Poll finds the Comoro Islands best place for women's rights in the Arab world

Poll finds the Comoro Islands best place for women's rights in the Arab world
Poll finds the Comoro Islands best place for women's rights in the Arab world

Poll finds the Comoro Islands best place for women's rights in the Arab world

The Comoros, a group of four islands and several islets located between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique, has experienced more than 20 coups since the country gained independence from France in 1975. The country is predominantly Muslim and recently polled as the best place for women's rights in a survey of 22 countries conducted by Thomson Reuters. Martin Ottenheimer, professor emeritus of anthropology at Kansas State Univeristy and co- author of the Historical Dictionary of the Comoro Islands, explains how women have gained equal rights in the Comoros. (Photo: Flickr/Raphael Bick)