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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 117–124.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Chicago-based activists, organizers, business leaders, and engaged scholars seeking to provide services and empower Arab American communities. The AAAN established the first adult education, domestic violence prevention and intervention, and children and youth after-school program in the Arab community of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 90–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
... important from the outset to establish a work- ing definition of empowerment in assessing legal, social, and economic change for women in Morocco. Some see economic gain as a primary route to women’s empower- ment. The popularity of micro-credit programs targeted at women is an outgrowth of this...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 November 2017
... empowering way. By challenging rabbinic authority and taking legal decisions into their own hands, Third Temple activists believe that they facilitate women’s spiritual empowerment. Studying the history and prophecies of the Temple Mount is part of studying what it means to be a Jewish woman and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 126–127.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 The Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC) was established in 1992 in Ramallah as a coalition of women’s grassroots committees and organizations. It strives to empower women sociopolitically with the aim of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 130–131.
Published: 01 March 2015
... women’s rights to their bodies, labor, and identities. In 2012, for example, Erdoğan declared that he considers abortion murder. Other government representatives always voice support for such declarations. Even as we feminists insist on empowering women, the government works very hard to strengthen the...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 107–109.
Published: 01 November 2006
... concerns. She identifi es a series of key issues—representation, democratization, participation—that frame dis- cussions of media’s empowering potential. Th e theme linking diverse contributions is clearly articulated: how media in diff erent times and places have expanded or restricted women’s...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 374–378.
Published: 01 November 2018
...), produced in collaboration with designers, illustrators, and artists, included the slogan “Do Not Cross the Line, Do Not Touch My Belly,” critiquing society’s fascination with pregnant women’s bodies. Everybody feels empowered to tell a pregnant woman what she should do, tell her how she should behave, and...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 343–347.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., and human rights. Situated in global health debates, the books share a positive view of IVF as a medical technology that empowers women. Global IVF is controversial because it touches key issues in global feminism, global health equity, global health governance, and human rights. Marcia C...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 376–379.
Published: 01 November 2015
... ( tabʿiz-e jensiyati ) and to empower women to use the best means available to rid themselves of submission and abuse despite obstacles. Topics on our agenda for the next three issues are women’s bodies and sexual violence against young girls, women and consumerism, and women in middle management...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2011
... analysis, part ethnography, and part legal argu- ment, it addresses the origin, process, and ordinary women’s interpreta- tion of Iran’s unequal yet empowering gender laws. In explaining these issues, Osanloo also seeks to unravel the discourse of right-wing U.S. policy pundits, such as Richard Perle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 124–125.
Published: 01 March 2015
... (including men) active in peaceful initiatives. The RWC board and volunteers represent all religions and ethnicities, and our projects serve and include all without discrimination. Since 2004 we have worked to empower and activate Iraqi women in different aspects of life, including political participation...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 134–135.
Published: 01 March 2015
... are to strengthen women’s rights movements, raise awareness, and empower women in the Arab world. We seek to address what we perceive as the key obstacles confronting Arab women. These obstacles include scarce alternative cultural and political knowledge about women in history and contemporary society...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 244–245.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 The Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace is a civilian organization that aims to empower women in peacemaking and to influence global and Syrian public opinions to pressure decision makers to work for peace. The Syrian...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 365–367.
Published: 01 November 2015
... women victims of oppression. The goal of our initiative Promoting Women’s Rights, which has been funded for the past three years, is to empower rural and urban women to participate in local and national decision making. The goal of our Women’s Leadership Academy, funded by the United Nations Development...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 167–169.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Politics in Occupied Palestine and Jordan (Syracuse University Press, 2005), “Empowering Governmentalities Rather than Women: The AHDR 2005 and Western Development Logics” in the International Journal of Middle East Studies (2009), and “Discursive & Political Deployments by/of the 2002 Palestin...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 113–115.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., featured on this issue’s cover. In “Empowering Arab Immigrant Women in Chicago: The Arab Women’s Committee,” Rasmea Odeh, associate director of the Arab American Action Network and cofounder of its Arab Women’s Committee (AWC), discusses the committee’s work in confronting the various forms of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 March 2018
... are disproved. Ebrahim Ebrahimian’s Inadaptable twists the formula when the husband of Mahtab’s best friend, who had warned Mahtab about her husband’s infidelity, is actually the unfaithful spouse. While men’s jealousy leads to tragic consequences, jealousy can be empowering for women. For men in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 124–128.
Published: 01 March 2018
... defensively. In the context of US cultural and political wars focused on Islam, Muslims, and Muslim women, the Islamic feminist sensibility put forward by cooke empowers us to speak to the situation in which we find ourselves. We may criticize patriarchal aspects of Islamic discourse or practice in some...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 416–418.
Published: 01 November 2016
... substantial body of scholarship arguing otherwise, countries of the Middle East and North Africa remain for many the home of women’s oppression par excellence, the headscarf a metonym for patriarchy. Against this background, “women’s rights,” “women’s empowerment,” and other related concepts imply forceful...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 105–107.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... She identifi es a series of key issues—representation, democratization, participation—that frame dis- cussions of media’s empowering potential. Th e theme linking diverse contributions is clearly articulated: how media in diff erent times and places have expanded or restricted women’s...