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Development: Non-Governmental Organizations: Eastern Europe
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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Eastern Europe are a relatively new phenomenon, appearing only after the collapse of Communism in the late 1980s and early 1990s in the countries and regions where there are significant Muslim populations: Bulgaria, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Albania. NGOs that focus on women's or gender issues arose at roughly the same time, although resources to these organizations did not really begin to flourish until after the World Conference on Wome…

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Ghodsee, Kristen, “Development: Non-Governmental Organizations: Eastern Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0222d>
First published online: 2009

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