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Women"s roles in the Middle East and North Africa

Ruth Margolies Beitler

Women"s roles in the Middle East and North Africa

by Ruth Margolies Beitler

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Published by Greenwood Press in Santa Barbara, Calif .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRuth Margolies Beitler and Angelica R. Martinez
SeriesWomen"s roles through history, Women"s roles through history
ContributionsMartinez, Angelica R.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ1726.5 .B45 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxviii, 225 p. :
Number of Pages225
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24437935M
ISBN 100313362408, 0313362416
ISBN 109780313362408, 9780313362415
LC Control Number2010002232
OCLC/WorldCa502675112

Today there is a small but growing number of women in the parliaments of Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon, and in the fall of , the Moroccan parliament is hoping to bring women into (shelved 1 time as middle-east-women) avg rating — 10, ratings — published Want to Read saving.

  Across Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories, 10, men and women were asked about gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa.   Gender roles are not only hindering the potential of women in Africa, but they are also hindering Africa’s potential. About 90 percent of the Sub-Saharan Africa’s food is tended to by women who have little say in the economy that affects their work. While women in Africa do the lion’s share of work, they are not valued the same as men.

But actually, most of the women in the Middle-East, especially those who live in conservative countries, are still accept their status and the role that they play in the society. (Mahnaz Afkhami, ) Women need to play a ‘proper role’ in the society especially in . In this book, comparisons among women within the region will be made, and some comparisons will be made between Middle East/North African women and women of other third world regions. Indeed, as a major objective of this book is to show the changing and variable status of women in the Middle East, the most effective method is to.


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Historical survey of women in the Middle East, sans North Africa, from 8, B.C.E. to C.E.by Guity Nashat; and an overview of women in the Middle East and North Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, by Judith Tucker. Over ten years in the making, this volume, like the others in the series, evolved from a series of teachingAuthor: Heather J Sharkey.

Extrait de la couverture: "Freedom House has launched a new, comprehensive study The overarching goal of this survey is to facilitate and support national and international efforts to empower women in the Middle East and North Africa. The study presents a comparative evaluation of women's rights in sixteen countries and one territory.

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I hope that this important study will inform the discussion about gender equality and mobilize concrete action in the region to bring about genuine change for the women of Author: Sameena Nazir. This book examines the position of women in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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What has been the track record of women’s rights movements in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. And, how do MENA women compare today with their peers elsewhere. This short paper elaborates on the various phases of women’s quest for rights and equality in the MENA region and compares their struggles and gains of in the West.

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05/10/ am ET Updated While the rest of the world commemorated International Women's Day on March 8, women in the Middle East had less to celebrate than most.

Gender and development in the Middle East and North Africa: women in the public sphere (English) Abstract. This book identifies the economic and social obstacles that women in the Middle East and North Africa face in seeking by: Why are Middle Eastern women forced to wear the veil.

Why are they so oppressed?" asks a student in response to the anonymous questionnaire I hand out on the first day of my course covering the history of women in the MENA (the Middle East and North Africa, here broadly defined as the region that stretches from Afghanistan in the East to Morocco in the West).

North Africa. Algeria. Algeria is regarded as a relatively liberal nation and the status of women reflects this. Unlike other countries in the region, equality for women is enshrined in Algerian laws and the constitution.

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Middle East. The Arab Spring of confirmed this region as a centre of debates over women’s rights, though of course not all residents are Arab.

Women joined in anti-colonial movements from the beginning and today support diverse political alternatives. This book investigates why the rate of female labor force participation in the Middle East and North Africa is the lowest in the world.

The author argues that the primary reason is the institution of patriarchy. By quantifying and measuring patriarchy across sixty developing countries over thirty years the book shows that MENA is in fact the. Tracing the evolution of the role of women beginning with ancient Middle Eastern societies through the 17th century, Nashat and Tucker examine the interplay between local practices and early Islamic beliefs and institutions, as well as economic activity, access to political power, and contributions to cultural life.

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Historical Dictionary of Women in the Middle East and North Africa Toronto: Scarecrow Press, pages. Hardcover $ While the role of women in the Middle East and North Africa has generally been neglected or ignored in studies of the region's historical, social and political development, this book helps to place them at the center.

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Editor/Author Beitler, Ruth Margolies and Martinez, Angelica R. Publication Year: Publisher: ABC-CLIO. ISBN: Category: Social Sciences - Women, Gender. This timely book brings together leading regional researchers to offer original research linking gender equality with economic policy, reinforcing the agenda from a broad-based perspective.

Sample Chapter(s) Foreword ( KB) Chapter 1: Women, Work, and Welfare in the Middle East and North Africa: Introduction and Overview ( KB) Contents.