The Social and Political Implications of Muslim Middle Eastern Women’s Participation in Violence Political Conflict

Authored by: Sandra Danforth

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: National Security Forces and Armed Groups, Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 1984
Citation: Danforth, Sandra. "The Social and Political Implications of Muslim Middle Eastern Women's Participation in Violence Political Conflict." Women and Politics 4, no. 1 (1984): 35-54.

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Five cases from the twentieth centuty Islamic Middle East are investigated in terms of the role patterns of women’s participation in violent political conflict and the post-conflict social and political consequences of their participation. The study finds extensive role segregation between male and female participants, and virtual absence of women from leadership roles. These conflicts are seen not to be a catalyst for permanent social and political change, and reason for this consequence are discussed.