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Political-Social Movements: Feminist: United States
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The multiple challenges and issues confronting Muslim women in their own communities, as well as in their relations and interactions with mainstream American society, have facilitated a spirit of activism and engagement in public life. Across the United States a number of community-based and national Muslim women's organizations and initiatives have formed, prompted by efforts to advance Muslim women's education and women's rights, to address women's social and economic concerns and to promote s…

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Chishti, Maliha, “Political-Social Movements: Feminist: United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0129j>
First published online: 2009

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