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Latest update : 2013-12-02

Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation

One of the most iconic images to emerge from the Arab Spring was that of women taking to the streets, demanding a new political system. But three years on, that picture has changed. If anything, the rise of political Islam has resulted in the rollback of women’s rights.

Annette Young talks to Monique Villa, chief executive officer of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which has just published a poll on women’s rights in the region.

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