This book explores the intersection of the feminist perspective and research on Islamic topics related to women’s lives. It covers various aspects and approaches from different angles. The work is the documentation and outcome of a conference held on 17 and 18 March 2012 in Cairo with the participation of researchers from the Arab world and Europe. The conference served as a platform for dialogue and ties building on various levels. It brought together Arab and European women to share knowledge about women’s issues in Islamic culture in two different contexts. It was an opportunity for Muslim feminists in Arab and European societies to meet and explore common issues or different priorities.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.