Feminist Critique of Neoliberalism in the MENA region

This publication looks at the gendered outcomes of the adoption of neoliberal policies across counties in the Middle East and North Africa and explores what a feminist economic strategy could look like in the region.

It explores the impacts of neoliberal micro and macroeconomic policies on women and girls and the differences in those impacts depending on the level of economic development in different countries. It also sheds light on the role of gender discrimination, division of labour, structural power and historic gender norms in shaping socio-economic outcomes.

The paper provides a feminist critique of the status quo and a feminist vision of a more just socio-economic future.


Department for Middle East and North Africa
FES Berlin
Hiroshimastra├če 28
10785 Berlin


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