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The Resource Women and equality in Iran : law, society and activism, Leila Alikarami

Women and equality in Iran : law, society and activism, Leila Alikarami

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Women and equality in Iran : law, society and activism
Title
Women and equality in Iran
Title remainder
law, society and activism
Statement of responsibility
Leila Alikarami
Title variation
Women & equality in Iran
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Iran's continued retention of discriminatory laws stands in stark contrast to the advances Iranian women have made in other spheres since the Revolution in 1979. Leila Alikarami here aims to determine the extent to which the actions of women's rights activists have led to a significant change in their legal status. She argues that while Iranian women have not yet obtained legal equality, the gender bias of the Iranian legal system has been successfully challenged and has lost its legitimacy. More pertinently, the social context has become more prepared to accommodate legal rights for women. Highlighting the key challenges that proponents of gender equality face in the Muslim context, Alikarami attempts to ascertain the causes of Iran's failure to ratify the CEDAW and questions whether and to what extent interpretations of Islamic principles prevent Iran from doing so. Applying feminist legal theory to contemporary Iran, Alikarami's approach re-evaluates the underlying principles that have shaped the struggle for equal rights between the sexes. --
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UKMGB
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1977-
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Alikarami, Leila
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
International library of Iranian studies
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  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Iran
Label
Women and equality in Iran : law, society and activism, Leila Alikarami
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-332) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 339 pages
Isbn
9781784533168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1063555242
Label
Women and equality in Iran : law, society and activism, Leila Alikarami
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 339 pages
Isbn
9781784533168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1063555242

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