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Islamic women's activism in the Arab world : potentials and challenges for external actors / Julie Pruzan-Jørgensen
AuthorPruzan-Jørgensen, Julie Search Wikipedia for Julie Pruzan-Jørgensen
PublishedKøbenhavn : Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, 2012 ; Halle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, 2012
HostHalle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
DescriptionOnline-Ressource (PDF-Datei: 81 S., 438 KB)
SeriesDIIS reports ; 2012,2
Document typeE-Book
URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-69592 Persistent Identifier (URN)
Islamic women's activism in the Arab world [0.42 mb]

Islamic women's activism may appear a contradiction in terms to many Western audiences accustomed to presentations of Islam as counterproductive to the promotion of women's empowerment and the situation of women more generally. Yet in the Arab world (and beyond) many different groups and individuals - as scholars, as charity and welfare providers, and as religious or political activists - work to empower women based on Islamic arguments and references. Islamic women's activism is an important complement to traditional liberal/secular women's activism, not least because in many cases it enjoys a wider local legitimacy. Accordingly, Islamic women's activists also constitute potentially important future partners for external actors (bilateral and multilateral aid agencies, women's organisations etc.) working to contribute to Arab women's empowerment, participation, agency and authority.