This hearing will examine the current social, economic, and legal trends that affect women in the Middle East and North Africa. Members will ask witnesses about destabilizing factors that contribute to constraints for women as well as how the U.S. can promote further engagement for women in the region.


Ms. Jomana Qaddour
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council

Maha Yahya, Ph.D.
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center

Hala Aldosari, Ph.D.
Scholar in Women’s Health and Activist from Saudi Arabia

Ms. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations