Women’s Human Rights in the Muslim World
1995 / Syracuse University Press and I.B. Tauris / Editor
“A gripping combination of serious scholarship and popularising… Their insights from political economy are combined with psychological and sociological models of gender relations, illuminating the ugly and frequently violent gender politics of fundamentalist movements.” — Mary Ann Tétreault, MESA Bulletin 30 1996
“For Muslim fundamentalists every domestic issue is negotiable except women’s rights and their position in society. Islamist resurgence … insists on singling out women’s rights are a Western imposition that impinges on Islamic culture and religion; and they label Muslim women who struggle for these rights as enemies of Islam.” From the Introduction
Faith and Freedom is the first detailed study to emphasize Muslim women’s rights as human rights and to explore the existing patriarchal structures and processes that present women’s human rights as contradictory to Islam.
Academics and activists, most of whom live in the Muslim world, discuss the major issues facing women of the region as they enter the twenty-first century. They demonstrate how the cultural segregation of women, and the monopoly on the interpretation of religious texts held by a select group of male theologians, have resulted in domestic and political violence againts women and the suppression of their rights.
The contributors focus on ways and means of empowering Muslim women to participate in the general socialization process as well as in implementing and evaluating public policy.
Into battle with the mullahs / The Sunday Times October 1, 1995 / Susha Guppy
Tolerable Intolerance? Silence on Attacks on Women by Fundamentalists / Contention: Debates in Society, Culture, and Science Vol.5, No.3 Spring 1996 / Beth Baron
Al Raida Volume XIII, No.73 Spring 1996 / Nathalie Sirois
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies Volume 23 Number 1 May 1996 / Haya al-Mughni
Development in Practice, Volume 6, Number 3, August 1996 / Haleh Afshah
Foreign Affairs Spring 1996
Iran Khabar Vol. 2, No.33 Continuous Issue 85 September 29, 1995 (In Persian)
Middle East Studies Association Bulletin Volume 30 Number 1 July 1996 / Mary Ann Tétreault
The Journal of the Society for Iranian Studies Volume 30 Numbers 1-2 Winter/Spring 1997 / Shiva Balaghi