The Human Rights of Middle Eastern & Muslim Women: A Project for the 21st Century

This article was published in Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 106-125, February 2004.


This article first explores the state of human rights of Middle Eastern/Muslim Women in a selection of North African, Central Asian, and Middle Eastern countries. It then contrasts this present state of oppression with the emerging legal reforms and attempts made by a new generation of women’s rights activists. These activists are building new institutions in their homelands despite numerous obstacles and great personal and political risk, creating the need for a new dialogue and approach to human rights in the Middle East.

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