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To make sure the isolation of worldwide tourism from Cuban society, tourism was to be promoted in enclave resorts where, as much as possible, vacationers could be segregated from Cuban society. This was not lost on the average Cuban citizen, and the government tourism coverage quickly began to be referred to as “enclave tourism” and “tourism apartheid”. Cuba’s tourism insurance policies of the early Nineteen Nineties, which were pushed by the government’s pressing need to earn onerous foreign money, had a serious influence on the underlying egalitarianism espoused by the Cuban revolution. Two parallel economies and societies shortly emerged, divided by their entry to the newly legalized U.S. dollar.

(Neither has the United States signed it, whereas Saudi Arabia’s sweeping reservation essentially renders CEDAW moot.) And but there has been significant progress in Iranian women’s marrying age, fertility rates, and political activism. Modernization and financial development have led to the growth of an educated female center class with aspirations for larger participation and rights, however the capacity for girls to mobilize and attain authorized and policy reforms has been limited. Of course, and regardless of women’s prominence in public life, the Islamic Republic has an extended and dismal record of maintaining Iranian women second-class residents when it comes to civil and personal rights.