By Marwa Shalaby, Valentine M. Moghadam
With reviews at the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Syria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia, this assortment provides a theoretical framework at the learn of women's empowerment amid the modifications that experience formed the social and political materials of Arab societies.
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These claims ought to be challenged based on religious and human rights discourses. Finally, the USA should ratify CEDAW without any reservations. Unless the USA ratifies CEDAW, it has no moral ground to stand on when criticizing patriarchy anywhere, and it is prevented from being a leader in promoting gender equality. INTERROGATING THE “SHARI’A” EXCUSE: RELIGIOUS REASONING... 39 The UAE is well-positioned to spearhead gender-equal family law reform in the Middle East because it has already reformed some of its laws, even if this has meant breaking from the classical Islamic legal tradition.
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She argues that previous studies have mostly focused on the cultural and structural factors to explain attitudes on gender roles in the public sphere, with little or no research that directly investigates the relationship between women’s employment and attitudes about women’s work and mobility. Using quantitative data analysis, this study provides evidence that interest- and exposure-based theories offer a valuable theoretical framework for understanding the dynamics of attitudinal shifts vis-à-vis previous cultural and modernization explanations.