Jamileh Kharrazi

Women’s Democracy in the Middle East By Jamileh Kharrazi

The Greater Middle East Initiative and the driving force behind women

President Bush introduced a foreign policy to the G-8 (group of eight developed countries in the Middle East) late April in 2004. However, a draft of the Greater Middle East Initiative was leaked by newspaper Al-Hayat in February said Jamileh Kharrazi. The proposal was meant for senior officials of each specific country in the G-8. Many leaders of the Arab world as well as European nation’s criticized this policy; a policy that called to reform the countries by introducing western views.  However, there is more to democracy than just politics. It also aimed to help empower women in countries where women’s issues have gone unnoticed.

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