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Development: Community-Based Organizations: Gulf
(907 words)

In recent years, women throughout the Gulf region have achieved an increasingly prominent role in professional life, particularly in education and commerce. They are, however, widely excluded from political life – with the exception of Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain, where women have taken part in municipal elections or been appointed to important decision-making positions in government. Despite these recent advances, there remains a hesitancy on the part of governments in the Gulf to allow women to f…

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Chatty, Dawn, “Development: Community-Based Organizations: Gulf”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0218d>
First published online: 2009

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