Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

How do women fare under Islamist rule?

Blaydes 1Some academic studies say that Islamists are effective at providing social services for women, while others contend that Islamic groups “support pro-male policies that disadvantage the well-being of women.”  In the current issue of Governance, Lisa Blaydes examines the effects of Islamist rule in neighbourhoods of Greater Cairo.  “Women subject to governance by the Islamic group enjoyed better outcomes in reproductive health” than in comparable neighborhoods ruled by strongmen, Blaydes concludes.  Read the article.

Written by Governance

August 2, 2014 at 6:43 am

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