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Rita Stephan and Mounira M. Charrad

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479846641

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479846641.001.0001

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Women’s Political Participation in Bahrain

Women’s Political Participation in Bahrain

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Women Rising

Marwa Shalaby

Ariana Marnicio

NYU Press

Women played a crucial role in the Bahraini political sphere over the past decades—through both formal and informal avenues of political activism. They were remarkably successful in shaping the country's political arena as they participated in the nationalist struggle against the British occupation, and in the innumerable subsequent calls for social and political reforms. Despite the regression of women's presence in the political sphere during the 1980s with the rise of Islamism—exacerbated by the political and social stagnation throughout the region—Bahraini women returned to the spotlight in the 1990s and continued to play a major role in the political sphere until the present time. Marwa Shalaby and Ariana Marnicio explain the paradox of women's political empowerment in Bahrain, with a special focus on recent developments post–Arab Spring.

Keywords:   Bahrain, Bahraini women, activism, British occupation, formal political activism, informal political activism, nationalist struggle

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