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CEDAW implementation in Malaysia: an overview of reservations from Islamic perspective

Ahmad, Nadzrah and Aminudin, Rabi'ah and Othman, Roslina and Ghazali, Norzulaili and Ismail, Nurul Syuhada (2017) CEDAW implementation in Malaysia: an overview of reservations from Islamic perspective. Intellectual Discourse, 25 (Special issue). pp. 615-635. ISSN 0128-4878

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Abstract

This study examines the extent to which CEDAW has beenimplemented in Muslim countries particularly in Malaysia. Applying aqualitative approach comprising of content and comparative analyses, thepaper seeks to understand the reservations Muslim countries have concerningthe compatibility of CEDAW’s understanding of gender equality withthe SharÊÑah’s perspective on gender and gender relations. It does this byexamining Malaysia’s implementation of CEDAW in three areas: constitution,legal and policy based on the SharÊÑah, and CEDAW’s articles. By doing so,the paper clarifies misconceptions regarding the SharÊÑah’s treatment of genderrelated issues. This paper will also explore the different roles given to eachgender and how they are positioned in the overall worldview of Islam. Thepaper concludes that both the SharÊÑah and CEDAW share the same positiveadvocacy of gender equality albeit with different approaches. The differencesin approach should be respected as they underscore deep and complex creedaland social commitments that define the different countries with their uniquecultural settings.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4634/59837
Uncontrolled Keywords: CEDAW, Implementation, Reservation, Muslim Countries, Malaysia.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP173.44 Human Rights In Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.7 Islam and politics
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia > JQ1758 Public Administration -Religious Aspects - Islam
J Political Science > JX International law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science

Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Qur’an and Sunnah
Depositing User: DR NADZRAH AHMAD
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2017 19:01
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2018 21:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59837

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