Journal of International Women's Studies

A peer-reviewed semiannual scholarly publication providing international coverage and analysis of wome.'s studies, with particular respect to the relationship between theory and activism.

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 2, March

Gender Standards V. Democratic Standards: Revisiting the Paradox
Abstract In our past work, we had analyzed the correlation between gender standards and democratic standards in post-colonial North Africa, and found it to be essentially non-existent, despite the fact that these two standards are highly correlated...
Introduction: Women and Gender in the Middle East: Recognition, Reflection, and Realignment: A Bridgewater State University Conference
Issues concerning the roles and rights of women in the region of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are not only peculiar, but also have been the subject of research for some time. Nor are researchers and their critiques always free to address...
Jordanian Social Norms and the Risk of Intimate Partner Violence and Limited Reproductive Agency
Abstract Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pervasive global problem that violates the rights of millions of women each year and has been linked with a multitude of adverse physical, mental, and reproductive health outcomes. In Jordan, socio-cultural...
Microcredit Lending to Female Entrepreneurs: A Middle East Case Study
Abstract There are more than 4 billion people in the world living off of less than 1500USD per year. These are the people worldwide without access to commercial banks and credit unions. These are the people that microcredit lending institutions...
Women in the 1919 Egyptian Revolution: From Feminist Awakening to Nationalist Political Activism
Abstract The formation of a feminist consciousness in Egypt ran parallel with the country's rapid development as a modern state at the start of the 19th century. Technological advancements within Muhammad Ali's increasingly capitalistic, secular...
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