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Women, Youth, and the Egyptian Arab Spring

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dc.contributor.author Ali, Fatuma Ahmed
dc.contributor.author Macharia, Hannah Muthoni
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-23T13:45:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-23T13:45:13Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Fatuma Ahmed Ali & Hannah Muthoni Macharia (2013) Women, Youth, and the Egyptian Arab Spring, Peace Review, 25:3, 359-366, DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2013.816557 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1040-2659
dc.identifier.issn 1469-9982
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/888
dc.description A journal article by Dr. Fatuma Ahmed Ali an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in USIU-A. en_US
dc.description.abstract Throughout history, societies have faced popular protests and revolts that have stemmed from a host of reasons and have attracted the participation of all groups in society regardless of gender, religion, class, and age. While underlying complex and multidimensional causes of such protests and revolts do not affect all, evenly or in the same way, the mechanisms and results of subjugation compel people to collectively fight against and eliminate systems of suppression. In the case of Egypt, the uprising was legitimized by the peaceful participation of a cross-section of Egyptians. Women and youth, however, played an essential role that helps us better understand this particular uprising. Within this resistance context, it is important to assess the impact of women and youth in promoting positive peace (peace understood as not merely the absence of war) in Egypt. Beyond a general overview of the uprising, we can explore the interlinked relationships between the involvement of women and youth in the uprising, the role of social media, and their relative access to new mediums of communication. Historically, and in many ways, Egypt is one of the most iconic countries in the world. Three major aspects stand out today. First, Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with significant contributions in the fields of science, mathematics, and agriculture. Second, among the Arab nations, Egypt has been one of the most peaceful countries in the region. This state of affairs has given Egypt a global standing with regards to the promotion of peace in the region, within both the Arab League and the International Community. Despite this positive international reputation, Egypt has experienced its own share of internal conflicts and structural violence that have had negative effects on the social, political, and economic development of the country. Third, it could be argued that the 2011 Egyptian grassroots uprising is one of the most important sociopolitical events of modern times.
dc.publisher Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Egyptian Arab Spring en_US
dc.title Women, Youth, and the Egyptian Arab Spring en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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