Women’s empowerment in Muslim contexts : Democratisation from the inside out

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)31B_Invited conference paper (non-refereed items)Yes

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  • Vivienne WEE


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2007


This paper presents an overview of historical and contemporary Muslim contexts, in relation to issues of women's empowerment and rights. It explores the contradictions between the compulsory familism imposed by extremist interpretations of Islam and the individuality required as a pre-condition for women's right to have rights.