Muslim Women and the Politics of Participation: Implementing the Beijing Platform

June 2, 2011

Muslim Women and the Politics of Participation: Implementing the Beijing PlatformMuslim Women and the Politics of Participation: Implementing the Beijing Platform (1997) (198 pages)
English Edition 0-8156-2760-2 $19.95

Edited by: Mahnaz Afkhami and Erika Friedl

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 This anthology addresses the urgent need for empowerment of women in a very sensitive and vital part of the global community. The Muslim world today is in the midst of great intellectual, cultural, and political ferment. This book provides necessary guidelines for various Muslim societies to join the twenty-first century with a sense for potential accomplishments.  
— Dr. Clovis Maksoud
Director, Center for the Global South, American University

Muslim Women and the Politics of Participation is about ways of promoting women's participation in the affairs of Muslim societies: from raising consciousness and changing codes of law to penetrating the economic markets and influencing national and international policies.

Editors Mahnaz Afkhami and Erika Friedl challenge stereotypes about Muslim women and probe the difficulties and possibilities women face as they work for positive social change.

Sixteen activists and politicians from international organizations - most from Muslim countries - discuss, for the first time, major issues relevant to Muslim women striving to achieve their human rights through political participation.

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