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Gender issues in Muslim countries

Akhmetova, Elmira (2016) Gender issues in Muslim countries. In: UN Women Afghanistan's Exposure Visit On Gender Responsive Law Reform Process in the Context of Islam 2016, 10th-16th Jan. 2016, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Islam empowered women for the first time in human history with the most progressive social, legal, economic and political rights since the seventh century. The Noble Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW indicate equity and parity between men and women although their functions in marriage, family and society are not identical. There is a long line of women scholars and activists who attained high positions and were renowned for their excellence as scholars, social workers, public figures, educators during the time of the Prophet SAW and during the next generations, when Islamic civilisation was flourishing. The presentation suggests that such empowerment has little relation to modern status of women in the Muslim world. after discussing the violation of the women's rights, the paper says that these problems existing in the Muslim world are not related to women rights alone, but the main problem is in the absence of citizen rights and the absence of good governance. Unless Muslim states will establish good governance, there will be no improvement in the status of women. Therefore, governments should ensure a platform for women to participate in decision-making and benefit from the rights they given in Islam.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 7311/50677
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender issues, Muslim countries
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Dr Elmira Akhmetova
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 14:17
Last Modified: 23 May 2018 15:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50677

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