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Challenges and Opportunities: The Women's Movement in Syria

Pauline Homsi Vinson and Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

in Mapping Arab Women's Movements

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9789774164989
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617971266 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774164989.003.0004
Challenges and Opportunities: The Women's Movement in Syria

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This chapter discusses the improvement in women's economic independence in Syria through increased levels of women's education, their push toward leadership positions in religious, professional, and political arenas, government initiatives. It discusses the progress that Syrian women are making in dismantling patriarchal and legal barriers to full citizenship rights may ultimately have a reforming and democratizing effect on the family, civil society, religion, and the state.

Keywords: Syria; Syrian; women; movement; Ba'th; Rights; Education; Independence; veil

Chapter.  10482 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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