Lifting the Veil: Position of Women in Gulf Cooperation Council States

by Gurmeen Singh

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The position of women in the Muslim societies, especially in West Asia, has been a subject of constant conjecture. Traditional mindsets and cultural hindrances have long kept women behind the veil, leaving them at the mercy of a male-dominated society. A widely prevalent notion is that women in thes.....more


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The position of women in the Muslim societies, especially in West Asia, has been a subject of constant conjecture. Traditional mindsets and cultural hindrances have long kept women behind the veil, leaving them at the mercy of a male-dominated society. A widely prevalent notion is that women in theses countries are discriminated against far more than their counterparts in other parts of the world. There is more than an iota of truth in such a perception. But, as the present study finds out, the situation in the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and a United Arab Emirates is not as black and white as it seems. A closer analysis reveals each of these states striving in its own way to provide "the other half" of the population with better rather than equal opportunities. Despite notable success, each state has its own scales of progress and expectedly has many more miles to go.

About the author:

Gurmeen Singh has been working with Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, as Associate Fellow. Earlier, she was a project coordinator with Amnesty International. With an international and diverse background Gunmeen has written women's interest and it's currently specialization in West Asia.

Other details:

ISBN 9788187374558
Category Women's Studies
Language English
Edition First
Published in 2008
Publisher Samskriti
Condition Brand New
Pages 109
Width 5.5 inches
Height 8.4 inches
Tags Women Studies , Culture , Women , Muslim

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