Civil and political rights - - MENA region

«The Devil is in the Details»: At the Nexus of Development, Women´s Rights, and Religious Fundamentalisms

15.04.2016 / Created by (EMWF)

This study draws on religious fundamentalism as a significant impediment of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially the goal 5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’’. It considers that religious fundamentalism along with other structural factors, is responsible for the degradation of human rights standards, the rollback of women´s rights, the entrenchment of discrimination and the rise of violence and insecurity. It emphasises the important measures to be taken by development actors, in order to recognize and collaboratively address religious fundamentalisms with the aim to improvesocial, economic and gender justice and the human rights of people in sustainable development. 


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Aysha Imam
  • Publishing house : Association for Women´s Rights in Development (AWID)
  • Publication date : 2016
  • Number of pages : 48
  • Language : English


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