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As the Arab world takes its next steps toward self-governance, understanding the priorities and aspirations of  Egyptian women is of increasing importance. The Gallup Center for Muslim Studies in Washington D.C. released its newest study findings of transitioning Arab societies and their effect on women. The study found that women and men in the Arab world share similar views on political  and social  priorities as well as religion’s role in society. Join Women Rising host Frances Alonzo as she speaks to the study’s author on the impact it could make on advancing women’s issues in Egypt.

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