As much as veiled, homebound and uneducated women exist in the Arab world so also side by side there are extremely educated, professional and uninhibited women in the Arab world. But what is common among these two groups of women is that, they don’t enjoy equal rights with men. The question of equal opportunity is a far cry. They are struggling under restraining social values. Rights in any form whether political, civil, family law, access to education and jobs and much more restrictions are imposed on women.
Support is coming from the US to protect the rights of women, providing equal rights and opportunities. These are a joined effort, a part of promoting democracy in the region. However some of the Arab states started to recognize the political rights of the citizens. But there is an exception as regards Kuwait as it still does not recognize the political rights of its women citizens. The struggle for women rights in Arab countries must be taken as a separate process with due importance.
There are girls in Arab who also attend schools. They do better than the boys in learning but when it comes to opportunities they are lacking in that. They have fewer educational opportunities and because of that the female illiteracy rate is the highest in the world. Political participation is also not present among the Arab women as they are excluded from the same and the one who hold ministerial position are more in emblematic than in influential position.