The Forum - Women’s Freedom in 2012
This week’s Forum looks at women’s freedom in 2012. What does it amount to?
Across the Middle East and North Africa, there are signs that the heralded advance of women may have stalled or even gone into reverse. And even in Iceland, the country credited with the smallest gender gap in the world, women feel under pressure. So what freedoms do women need or want? Carrie Gracie asks Iranian-American rights campaigner Sussan Tahmasebi, Icelandic political scientist Silja Omarsdottir and Israeli choreographer Jasmin Vardimon. Illustration by Rosemary Baker.