Back from lunch and talking about the Arab Spring this afternoon #twconf12 @QueenNoor giving her opening remarks at the start of the plenary session
Queen Noor says it can take years or generations for changes to take root in terms of women's rights. Women have participated in revolutions since time memorial but it can take even longer for them to reap the benefits #twconf12
Women's rights are once again at risk @QueenNoor @trustwomenconf #twconf12
Queen Noor: 'It appears women’s rights are at risk even as revolution progresses' #twconf12
Queen Noor points to opinion polls that suggest that war, not fundamentalism is seen as biggest threat to women's rights
Queen Noor mentions need for sound economic reforms as tool to advancing women's rights in Arab region.
We need to empower men as well in order to empower women, says Queen Noor