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Authors

Sangeeta Sinha

Abstract

The Arab Spring brought turmoil, upheaval and regime change in its wake. But these winds of change barely touched Algeria, and when it did we did not hear or see any women. In order to answer the two questions, the paper explores the status of women in present-day Algeria within a historical social and political context. Understanding the status of women is done by delving into some of the historical processes that Algerian women have had to confront. In order to understand the empowerment process, the study uses the empowerment framework as outlined by the Beijing Platform of action and modified by Moghadum.

Note on the Author

Sangeeta Sinha, Ph.D, is a sociologist, whose research focuses on development and social change in the developing regions. She works at Cedar Valley College. She has been studying human rights issues, especially genocide and women’s rights.

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