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Political-Social Movements: Revolutionary: South Yemen and Dhofar
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During the latter part of the twentieth century, the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula gave birth to revolutionary movements which fully engaged women but which left them with different outcomes. While in southern Yemen women can still enjoy most of the revolution's fruits, in Dhofar, the western province of Oman, the revolutionary movement was crushed, leaving few accomplishments.

In South Yemen, demands for reforms for women were raised first in Aden in the 1940s in pamphlets issued among cultural circles comprised of men from intellectual and co…

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Dahlgren, Susanne, “Political-Social Movements: Revolutionary: South Yemen and Dhofar”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0135g>
First published online: 2009

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