Feminist Research Alliance Workshop
Women’s Touch In The Arab Spring: The Struggle of Jordanian Women for Equality in Citizenship
The Arab Spring has opened new channels for expressing political demands. Under the liberal surface covered by the international media, a number of political struggles of different citizens' groups are hidden. The women's groups are often the main actor backstage.
The main subject of this talk is the new grassroots groups which started their own struggle at the beginning of Arab Spring, the Jordanian mothers struggling for equality in the citizenship law.
Motherhood is an inspiration for their political activity that challenges authoritarian government and exclusion politics. It allows women to enter public areas reserved for men and transform the political domain.