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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 416–418.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Susan MacDougall Modernizing Patriarchy: The Politics of Women’s Rights in Morocco . Elliott Katja Zvan . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2015 . 233 pages. isbn 9781477302446 Copyright © 2016 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2016 Despite a...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Berlin in 2015–16, we show that Kurdish activists have struggled to make the eradication of gender-based inequalities and violence central to the wider Kurdish peace movement, while Turkish women’s rights activists have increasingly recognized that the war against the Kurds, “like a blanket,” often...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Katja Žvan Elliott This article examines the rarely talked about subtleties of Moroccan reform in the realm of women’s rights and its inadequate fulfillment of obligations to international human rights standards. The Preamble to Morocco’s post-Arab Spring 2011 constitution follows the example of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 102–104.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Louise Halper Women’s Rights and Islamic Family Law: Perspectives on Reform , Welchman Lynn , ed. London & New York : Zed Books Ltd , 2004 . 300 pp. $26.95 Copyright © 2006 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2006 102  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 1–45.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Lila Abu-Lughod Rather than arguing about whether “Muslim women” do or do not have rights, I suggest that we begin from the premise that the concept of, and the practices around, “Muslim women’s rights” have an active social life today that can and should be studied ethnographically. The kinds of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 115–122.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of Islamic Law: A Look at the Conference on “Women’s Rights: Beyond Rhetoric” Naazneen Diwan, University of California, Los Angeles he Los Angeles Muslim community, positioned in a Western me- Ttropolis, thriving with intersectional views of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2011
... survival thrive against the odds. The Politics of Women’s Rights in Iran Arzoo Osanloo. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009. 258 pages. ISBN 978-0-691-13547-2. Reviewed by Elham Gheytanchi, Santa Monica College The Politics of Women’s Rights in...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 140–143.
Published: 01 July 2005
...I. Okwuje States and Women’s Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco , Charrad Mounira M. . Berkeley : University of California Press , 2001 . xviii + 341 pp. Bibliography, index. $55.00 (cloth). ISBN 0-520-07323-1 ; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 0-520-22576-7...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 251–255.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Amélie Le Renard Copyright © 2019 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2019 This short article is partly based on Amélie Le Renard, “‘Women’s Rights Washing’: On the Selective Circulation of the Rights and Demands of ‘Saudi Women,’” in The Globalization of Gender...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 10–36.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Bettina Dennerlein This paper focuses on competing appropriations of international women’s rights standards in the framework of the Moroccan Equity and Reconciliation Commission (ERC) and its follow-up projects. I argue that, even if the ERC’s gender approach has been introduced as part of...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2019
... debate on civil marriage reform and the implications for women’s rights in Lebanon. For advocates, the recognition of civil marriage legalizes interreligious marriages, strengthens secular citizenship, shifts the jurisdiction of marriage from religious to civil law, and ensures women’s rights. Opponents...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 6–34.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., in a transnational context, the construction of an anthropology of culture by women of the region and the establishment of a Maghrebi women’s network enabled the torch of women’s rights to pass from women in Tunisia, where the Personal Status Code (PSC) was a model for the region, to women in Morocco...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 107–134.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Frances S. Hasso Since the 1980s, an explosion in state, international, and nongovernmental campaigns and programs propose to increase women’s rights and protections in Arab countries. Women and women’s rights activists often invite and appeal to male-dominated states to regulate, intervene, or...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 81–109.
Published: 01 March 2013
... rights in the Arab world. Using an online survey and analysis of printed and electronic documents, this case study investigates Arab women’s cyberfeminism. It explores how activists utilized AWSA United to foster collective identity, strengthen solidarity, and enrich activism. Rita Stephan is...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 83–106.
Published: 01 March 2008
... across national boundaries, in seeking recognition from the international women’s movement, and above all in articulating a uniquely “Eastern” framework in which to ground women’s rights, the delegates tried to create an autonomous women’s movement that was allied with but independent from both Middle...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2007) 3 (2): 86–109.
Published: 01 July 2007
... provide an example of women resisting, negotiating, and pressing for their rights, transforming their position while their employment increased. However, the forces of globalization and the impact of the national and international political economy played an important role in the defeat of the reform...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Marlene Schäfers Abstract Women’s rights and human rights projects in Turkey and elsewhere routinely construe and celebrate subaltern voice as an index of individual and collective empowerment. Through an ethnographic study of Kurdish women singers’ ( dengbêj s) efforts to engage in their...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 8–34.
Published: 01 July 2006
... the issue of women unavoidable. In the context of a cross-ideological oppositional alliance in Yemen that has been largely fostered by the conferences, this enduring tension over women seems to have created just enough space to push the issue of women’s right to representation as political candidates...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 96–107.
Published: 01 November 2005
... currently working on a history of women’s human rights movements in Muslim societies. Copyright © 2005 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2005 96  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 148–150.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Zehra Arat The New Legal Status of Women in Turkey , Women for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR) New Legal Status of Women in Turkey . April 2002 . Copyright © 2005 Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2005 148  JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST WOMEN’S STUDIES The New Legal...