Aswat: Voices from the Middle East

What should be the role of women and girls across the Middle East?

In November 2015, RIWI and the Munk School of Global Affairs Digital Public Square initiative partnered to build and field the largest ever survey on the role of women and girls across the Middle East. The survey was conducted anonymously online using RIWI’s proprietary Random Domain Intercept Technology™ (RDIT) and successfully gathered over 30,000 citizen responses in 18 countries (Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen).

The survey sought to determine what Middle Eastern women and men feel about issues related to women and girls including mobility, education, employment, along with confidence and preference in various political institutions and forms of governance.

The findings have been visualized into an interactive online website which engages citizens on these issues and shows users how their own responses compare to their peers.

You can view an interactive visualization of the project results at