Resource: Religion, Rights And Gender At The Crossroads
This IDS Bulletin questions what the intersection of global, local and national politics means for policy and practice in the realm of religion and gender.
The articles explore how religion has been used in an instrumental manner by global, local and national actors as a means of engaging with gender issues in Muslim communities. The deployment of religion is intended to achieve two gains: first, to advance a ‘progressive' religious discourse in communities where religion plays an important role in people's lives, and second, to adopt what is considered a more culturally sensitive and ‘authentic' approach to eliciting social reform. This issue brings together scholars, scholar activists and development practitioners to share their analyses of the critical challenges and opportunities that are transforming their realities today.
Introduction: Gender, Rights and Religion at the Crossroads
Disentangling Religion and Politics: Whither Gender Equality?
Religion and Development: A Practitioner's Perspective on Instrumentalisation
The Islamisation of Human Rights: Implications for Gender Politics in the Middle East
Cohesion, Multi-faithism and the Erosion of Secular Spaces in the UK: Implications for the Human Rights of Minority Women
Islamism and Secularism: Between State Instrumentalisation and Opposition Islamic Movements
Creating Conservatism or Emancipating Subjects? On the Narrative of Islamic Observance in Egypt
Re-thinking the Promotion of Women's Rights through Islam in India
Beyond ‘Islam' vs ‘Feminism'
From Islamic Feminism to a Muslim Holistic Feminism
The Muslim Brotherhood's Gender Agenda: Reformed or Reframed?