Gender is a complex subject in North Africa and Southwest Asia
7. Gender is a complex subject in North Africa and Southwest Asia. Choose a rural location and an urban location and make a list of the forces in each that would affect the future of a 20-years-old-woman. Describe those hypothetical futures objectively, that is, without using any judgmental terminology.8. Why is it important to know that in some countries of this region agriculture may produce only a small amount of the GDP yet employ 40 percent or more of the people? What are some of the things such a relationship would indicate about the state of development in that country? What public policies would be appropriate in these circumstances – for example, should agriculture be deemphasized? How might this deemphasized affect food security?9. Describe the circumstances that led to support in Europe and the United States for the formation of the state of Israel. Why did the West overlook the Palestinian people in this political undertaking?10. Discuss the possibilities that scarcity of water is or will become a cause of violence in the region. What is the evidence against this happening?