In the middle east, north africa and parts of asia, family law and the penal code is strongly affected by islam despite modernization and reform, family law and the penal code have remained largely untouched. Saying that sexism and misogyny in the middle east has nothing to do with islam (or any abrahamic religion for that matter) is symptomatic of either denial or fear the quran is written in arabic. Gender, religion and change in the middle east crosses boundaries and borders, and will appeal to a global audiencethis book provides a comprehensive survey of women in muslim, jewish and christian communities in the middle east during the last two centuries. Women of the middle east have far been viewed as an oppressed group from the desert sands of saudi arabia to the mountainous lands of afghanistan, arab women have faced many hardships in their society.
Interviews with iranian women about poetry, religion, politics, marriage, film, youth, and freedom of the press key events related to roles of women in the middle east text-only timeline. The middle east-north africa region's muslim population is expected to grow by 74% from 2010 to 2050, from 317 million to 552 million 62 christians and jews are projected to remain the second- and third-largest religious groups in the region, respectively, with more modest population gains of 43% and 46.
Across the middle east and north africa, fewer than half of muslims say sons and daughters should receive the same inheritance shares palestinian muslims (43%) are most supportive of equal inheritance rights in this region, while support is low among muslims in morocco and tunisia (15% each. Evaluating women's freedom in the middle east last week freedom house released their women's rights in the middle east report, on the state of gender equality in the muslim middle east. Pbs global connections middle east section on the role of women though its material is dated, this website is rich with information related to women's participation in civil society, government, and religion, not only as participants, but as leaders.
Us report on religious freedom in middle east may 20, 2013 blasphemy and apostasy laws were applied in a discriminatory manner in several middle eastern and north african countries in 2012, according to a new report by the us state department. The feminist (history as gender struggle) view of women in the arab world, and in other areas of the world, is that such women have throughout history experienced discrimination and have been subject to restrictions of their freedoms and rights. Picture a woman in the middle east, and probably the first thing that comes into your mind will be the hijab you might not even envision a face, just the black shroud of the burqa or the niqab. The legal status of women in the modern middle east has been in transition since the early part of the twentieth century customary laws, islamic laws, imported european laws, and reformed versions of islamic laws affect women in varying degrees in the different middle eastern legal systems, and the status of women does not seem to have been settled in any of them.
It is useful to note that while the gregorian calendar is the official norm in most of the middle east (with saudi arabia as the exception), the islamic lunar calendar does also influence life in terms of religious festivals and events. Islam is the dominant religion in all of the middle eastern states except israel and palestinian areas according to the list of states, the middle east is almost uniformly populated by muslims. Article 437 women in the middle east by as`ad abukhalil key points although there is no gender equality in the middle east (including in israel), the phenomena of sexism and misogyny are global—not peculiar to islam, or to the middle east. Women in the middle east although there is no gender equality in the middle east (including in israel), the phenomena of sexism and misogyny are global—not peculiar to islam, or to the middle east by as'ad abukhalil , october 11, 2005.
This chapter begins with a discussion of the legacies of colonialism in the middle east, and then turns to women and religion in the middle east, feminisms in the middle east, and islamism in the middle east. Middle eastern religion, any of the religious beliefs, attitudes, and practices developed in the ancient middle east (extending geographically from iran to egypt and from anatolia and the aegean sea to the arabian peninsula and temporally from about 3000 to 330 bc, when alexander the great conquered much of the area. The fate of christians in the middle east isn't simply a matter of religion it is also integral to what kinds of societies will flourish as the region's map fractures.