Islamists in Jordan: Promoters of or Obstacles to female Empowerment and Gender Equality?

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Islamists in Jordan: Promoters of or Obstacles to female Empowerment and Gender Equality?
Author Roald, Anne Sofie
Date 2009
English abstract
This study deals with the Muslim Brotherhoods’ reception of CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discriminations against women) in Jordan. In view of the Arab Human Development Report and interviews with several political actors in Jordanian society it is possible to evaluate Islamist ideas on women’s rights. The main aim is to investigate whether Jordanian Islamists are promoters or obstacles to female empowerment and gender equality. By analyzing various political stands it became apparent that Islamists, on the one hand, reject CEDAW, gender empowerment, and gender equality, and on the other promote issues which in the long run will empower women in Jordanian society. There is thus an unintentional trend towards female empowerment in the organization of the Muslim Brotherhood despite its opposition to such female politics.
Publisher BRILL
Host/Issue Religion and Human Rights;nr. 1
Volume 4
ISSN 1871-0328
Pages 41-63
Language eng (iso)
Subject CEDAW
UN Conventions
Islamic family legislation
Islamic Action Front
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/12656 Permalink to this page
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