This article presents key findings of basic research in the MENA region via a comparative perspective of active citizenship and gender equality. The article discusses the pre-existing inequality in the family and presents a significant issue in Bahrain, for there is a Sunni-Shi’ite division, which Jordan does not have. This is relevant to citizenship and gender equality for how family codes have an effect on women’s political participation in both countries. The political participation will be analysed via women constitutional rights. Whether this right is really exercised in Jordan and Bahrain remains arguable. Other important issues are the state machinery point of view with regards to gender equality and the state implication of the international agreement, CEDAW, which is concerned with women’s human rights and their legal equality.
Al-Rabadi, Rania F. and Al-Rabadi, Anas N.
A Comparative Study in the MENA Region within Gender Equality Perspective.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 18(2), 198-218.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol18/iss2/14