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Woman's empowerment and Islam: the UN Beijing document platform for action

Kausar, Zeenath (2002) Woman's empowerment and Islam: the UN Beijing document platform for action. Ilmiah Publishers, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. ISBN 9832092760

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Abstract

Despite several worldwide feminist movements for the liberation and emancipation of women and several international conferences for the empowermnet of women, the overall advancement achieved by women was less than satisfactory. Hence, the United Nations Organizations held its Fourth World Conference On Women (FWCW) in Beijing, China, in 1995. In this conference, the epoch-making document, Platform for Action was passed. Although some of the demands of the documents are comendable, but some demands particularly on sexual reproductive health are not acceptable to all cultures and societies around the world. In this book, Women's Empowerment and Islam: The UN Beijing Document Platform for Action, some of he critical demands of the document are explored and analysed. It is argued that the document is greatly influenced by the sexual politics of modern and postmodern feminists. It is pointed out that the document is an attempt at colonization and aims to promote new world order ignoring other cultures and traditions across the world.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 1016 (fpHQ1106K21W 2002)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women in Islam - Congresses, Muslim women - Congresses Women Congresses, Women Social conditions - Congresses, Women Economic conditions - Congresses, Women's rights International cooperation - Congresses, Women in development International cooperation - Congresses, Feminist theory - Congresses
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Ms Zati Atiqah Mohamad Tanuri
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2011 13:05
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2011 13:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1016

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