Roles of Women in Western Asia

With settlements and a surplus of food came an increase in the population, a well-defined division of labor, organization, cooperation and kingship. Most cities evolved from smaller farming villages and with the practice of irrigation, which was necessary for villages distant from the Tigris and Euphrates, a stable food supply was produced.

  • The social and legal situation of women in Uzbekistan has been influenced by local traditions, religion, the Soviet rule, and changing social norms since independence.
  • The number of laws in Hammurabi’s code dedicated to land and commerce reveal the importance of agriculture and trade in Mesopotamian society.
  • Lots of men decide to change their life and date oriental women instead of their Western counterparts.
  • The end of World War II signaled the demise of European colonialism in Southeast Asia.

Universal suffrage was introduced in Azerbaijan in 1918 by the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, thus making Azerbaijan the first Muslim country ever to enfranchise women. Most Bahraini women are also well represented in all of the major professions, women’s societies, and women’s organizations. Apart from having the right to vote, around one-quarter of the women of Bahrain are able to hold jobs outside the confines of the household. This collection of hidden testimonies of women in China, based on call-ins to a radio show in the 199Os, depicts what women think and feel about their world and their realities.

Until the late 1980s, most migrants arriving in Israel were of Jewish origin under the auspices of the 1950 Law of Return that grants Israeli citizenship to immigrant Jews and their children. However, since the 1990s, there has been an increase in non-Jewish migrants, primarily from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia, based on the 1970 amendment of the Law.


The new government of the People’s Republic made a commitment to achieve equality between women and men. While advancing towards equality among men and women, the efforts met resistance in a traditionally Confucian society of male superiority. Traditional social norms and lagging economic development in Azerbaijan’s rural regions continue to restrict women’s roles in society and the economy, and there were reports that women had difficulty exercising their legal rights due to gender discrimination. This book by the leading expert on China’s feminist movement speaks to the modern-day realities of women in China – where the promise of the Communist revolution to deliver gender equality has been betrayed. Today’s women in China have experienced a dramatic rollback of the rights and gains they achieved early on.

AHF Women’s President Cup (Previously West Asian Women’s Championship)

A short essay on Vietnam’s geopolitical history, from pre-civilization times to the 21th century. The term “Middle East” originated during Britain’s imperial invasion of India. Unsurprisingly, a large number of the world’s superpowers now refer to the region using a term that is not only vague in regard to borders, but also centralizes Europe and the Americas.

Every year in Pakistan, there are between 8,000 to 9,000 reported crimes against women. These include, rape, acid throwing or burning, honour killings, forced marriages, forced prostitution and the buying and selling of women. «Hariri vows support for women’s rights

The economic and political diversity in the sub-region have led to it being home to some of the largest migrant populations as well as the largest and most protracted displacement situations globally. The surge in employment opportunities in the six Gulf Cooperation Council 2 countries following the oil booms attracted millions of labour migrants from within and outside Western Asia. As a share of the total population, the GCC countries continue to host the highest shares of migrants in the world. In addition to millions of Internally Displaced Persons hosted in Western Asia, the subregion also hosts high numbers of refugees.

October 1, 1949 marks the formal establishment of the People’s Republic of China. Since 1949, the government of the People’s Republic of China has actively promoted the cultural, social, economic and political roles of women in order to improve women’s liberation.


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