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Women, Gender, Islam and Feminism
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For centuries, in Muslim majority countries women participated in politics, were responsible for contributions to various areas from literature to the sciences to theology and astronomy, and were prominent leaders in social change movements. Such f…

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Hafez, Sherine, “Women, Gender, Islam and Feminism”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001465>
First published online: 2013

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