Engendering State-Building: The Women’s Movement and Gender-Regime in Palestine


Jamal, Amal. 2001. “Engendering State-Building: The Women’s Movement and Gender-Regime in Palestine.” Middle East Journal 55 (2): 256–76.


Author: Amal Jamal


After playing a major role in promoting the Palestinian national cause, the Palestinian women's movement seeks to influence policy-making and improve the legal status of women in the emerging state. The counter-campaign of the Islamic movement and the ambivalent position of the Palestinian Authority mirror the emerging "matrix of domination" in Palestine. A broad political coalition of all democratic forces in Palestinian society is needed if any real change in women's status is to take place.

Topics: Development, Feminisms, Gender, Gender Mainstreaming, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Governance, Rights, Women's Rights Regions: Africa, MENA, Asia, Middle East Countries: Palestine / Occupied Palestinian Territories

Year: 2001

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