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The role of women in industrialization in the Gulf: The case of Bahrain

The changing role of women has recently received more attention on the local, regional, and global level, especially from the UN and human rights organizations. International conferences now focus on women’s empowerment and gender equality. This topic takes a prime position in the Gulf region, as its societies have recently modernized, particularly since the advent of oil in the 1940s and 1950s. Some attribute this modernization to an earlier time, though rapid development did not occur until after the discovery of oil.