Op-ed: Middle East: Gender quota 'must for sustainable development'
By 13 June 2016
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<p><span>Integration of women in all walks of life, including national assemblies and other law-making entities, through quotas is a must to achieving sustainable development of Arab economies, says a woman Arab leader, who was actively involved in drafting Tunisia’s new constitution.</span><br><br><span>“Societies cannot progress by keeping half of its population (women) away from mainstream socio-economic and political activities. So women must be integrated in all walks of life, including law making process, through quotas or male-female parity system,” Amel Azzouz, Tunisia’s former secretary of state in charge of international cooperation, told The Peninsula.</span><br>
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