Women, Islam, and Peacemaking in the Arab Spring


Ahmad, Maryam, and James Deshaw Rae. 2015. “Women, Islam, and Peacemaking in the Arab Spring.” Peace Review 27 (3): 312–19. doi:10.1080/10402659.2015.1063373.


Authors: Maryam Ahmad, James Deshaw Rae


The article discusses issues related to peacemaking, Islam and women during the Arab Spring. Topics covered include how women are criticized for being too closely aligned to dictatorial rule, obstacles to women's participation in peacemaking, and the intersection between Islamic and feminist political thought. Also mentioned are the role of women in promoting social justice and the peaceful relations in Muslim societies. 

Keywords: women in islam, women in politics, reconciliation, peacebuilding, social justice

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Feminisms, Gender, Women, Peacekeeping

Year: 2015

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