Engendering state-building: The women's movement and gender-regime in Palestine

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Abstract

After playing a major role in promoting the Palestinian national cause, the Palestinian women's movement seeks to influence policy-making and improve the legal status of women in the emerging state. The counter-campaign of the Islamic movement and the ambivalent position of the Palestinian Authority mirror the emerging "matrix of domination" in Palestine. A broad political coalition of all democratic forces in Palestinian society is needed if any real change in women's status is to take place.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-275
Number of pages20
JournalMIDDLE EAST JOURNAL
Volume55
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2001

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