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Maxine Molyneux and Shahra Razavi

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199256457

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199256454.001.0001

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Encounters Between Feminism, Democracy and Reformism In Contemporary Iran

Encounters Between Feminism, Democracy and Reformism In Contemporary Iran

(p.239) 8 Encounters Between Feminism, Democracy and Reformism In Contemporary Iran
Gender Justice, Development, and Rights

Parvin Paidar

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the interface between the women’s rights movement and the reform movement in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It begins with an overview of the nature of democratic rights and institutions in Iran, the ways women have played their citizenship role, and the recent social and political trends that have strengthened democratisation and women’s rights movements. It then analyses the gender emancipatory potential and limitations of the most influential current Islamist reformist strands, and the feminist contribution to Islamic reformism. Finally, recent debates within the feminist movements are described, presenting the two categories of secularist and Islamist feminisms and the emergence of pragmatic feminism.

Keywords:   Islamic Republic of Iran, feminism, democracy, reform, women’s rights, reform movement, Islamic reformism

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