Arab Spring turned dictatorships into failed states, not democracies – Muslim feminist leader RT — SophieCo

Years ago, before the wave of Arab Spring revolutions hit the Middle East, there was much hope for women’s emancipation in Islam. But after years of war and conflict, the radical, puritanical views on Islam have prevailed. Outdated family values guide the lives of millions of women. And while in the West, the voice of the feminist movement is growing louder today, the struggle for women’s rights in the Arab world is barely heard of. Is gender equality even possible in Islam? Will centuries-old traditions ever change? We ask the co-founder of the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace, who fought for Muslim women’s rights after the Libyan revolution – Zahra’ Langhi is on SophieCo.