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The Quest for Gender Equality and Empowerment among Ibrahim's Daugthers
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9865-1869
2013 (English)In: The 2nd International Khadija Conference Journal 2013, Kista: Kista Folkhögskola , 2013, Vol. 2, 7-14 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper concerns strategies for gender equality and empowerment based in religious texts and ideals within the so called Abrahamic religions. It begins by showing similarities between Jewish, Christian and Muslim equality strategies and based on these it suggests an Abrahamic “action plan” for equality. Some examples of how Swedish Muslims have sought gender equality and empowerment through Islam is then presented as well as a discussion on how and why some think the concept of feminism is useful to describe equality aspirations while others prefer to avoid it. Finally, the paper summarizes and discusses how knowledge about “Ibrahim’s daughters” can include, support and strengthen the position of Muslims women in the Swedish society and elsewhere.

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Kista: Kista Folkhögskola , 2013. Vol. 2, 7-14 p.
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Gender equality, empowerment, Ibrahim's daughters, Abrahamic religions
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Religious Studies Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19913OAI: diva2:655696
2nd International Khadidja Conference, Stockholm, June 7-8, 2013.
Available from: 2013-10-13 Created: 2013-10-13 Last updated: 2015-01-20Bibliographically approved

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