Women have a right, as equal citizens to play an integral role in drafting the defining Social Contract in their countries. And over the past few years they have asserted this right and fought to realize across the Arab region, as several of its countries engaged in different constitution making processes.
This is the basic message of the short video “Irreversible – Women’s full participation in Constitution-Making processes: Testimonies from the frontlines,” which the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the international peacebuilding organization, Interpeace, have just put out for screening through this Video. This project was supported by The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
The film is released as the world celebrates today, the International Human Rights Day. It also comes at a time when the many in the Arab region reflect over the great wave of change that has swept through many of its countries since December 2010 –five years ago in two weeks.