Category: Dossiers

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Dossier 20

The Dossier explores and synthesizes a broad range of feelings, interpretations and strategies of women on issues of feminism, nationalism, internationalism, and religion. Dossier 20: Indian Islam and Reform Movements in Post-Independence India Dossier 20: Muslim Conservatism in South Africa Dossier 20: Muslim Women and the Politics of Ethnicity and Culture in Northern England Dossier...

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Special Dossier: Shifting Boundaries in Marriage and Divorce in Muslim Communities

The materials included in this Special Dossier are largely derived from data generated through the WLUML Women and Law programme and its country project components. Editorial Note: Marriage and Divorce in Muslim Communities: Surveying the Shifting Legal and Social Boundaries of Women’s Autonomy Personal Status Laws as Defined by the Islamic Republic of Iran: An...

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Dossier 11-12-13

The Dossiers explore and synthesize a broad range of feelings, interpretations and strategies of women on issues of feminism, nationalism, internationalism, and religion. Women & Law in the Muslim World: On Laws, Customs and Stereotyping by Farida Shaheed. The Preferential Symbol for Islamic Identity: Women in Muslim Personal Laws by M.A. Hélie-Lucas. Fundamentalism: Women and...

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Dossier 9-10

The Dossiers explore and synthesize a broad range of feelings, interpretations and strategies of women on issues of feminism, nationalism, internationalism, and religion. Contents: Nigeria: The Development of Women’s Seclusion in Hausaland, Northern Nigeria by Ayesha Imam. rance: Immigrant Women in France and Racism. Fundamentalism: Refusing Holy Orders by Gita Sahgal and Nira Yuval-Davis. Washing...

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Dossier 7-8

Following the publication of articles on progressive interpretations of Islam in our previous issues, we chose to highlight efforts by women historians to trace and recover women’s history at the advent of Islam. For the first time we have included pieces on Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, where women actively struggle for...