The Latest CQ Global Researcher: "Women's Rights"

With conservative Muslim parties gaining power in some post-Arab Spring governments, feminists fear women's rights in the Middle East — already lagging by world standards — may be further threatened. Women – who were at the forefront in last year’s protests in Egypt -- have been scarcer in recent Egyptian elections than during the regime of deposed leader Hosni Mubarak, veteran journalist Sarah Glazer writes in this week’s Global Researcher.

To put more women in decision-making positions, governments around the world are instituting electoral gender quotas and considering mandatory quotas for women on corporate boards.

Those interested in international relations, comparative politics and women’s issues will find this report especially useful and informative.

--Kathy Koch, Managing Editor, CQ Global Researcher