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Towards gender equality in the Arab/Middle East region: Islam, culture, and feminist activism

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The study analyzes the situation of Gender Equality in the Arab countries, in light of culture, Islam and gender relations. It gives examples of women´s economic and political participation in the region. The study explains the feminist critique of Islam and the feminist movement within Islam itself. It examines Muslim Family laws, and the legal status of women in the Middle East, and explains the concepts and differences between Secular, Muslim, and Islamic feminisms. It also focuses on the accomplishments of women’s movements in the Arab world.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Valentine M. Moghadam
  • Publishing house : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Publication date : 2003
  • Number of pages : 74
  • Language : English


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