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Gender & Development: Fundamentalisms

This issue of Gender & Development focuses on the impact of religious fundamentalisms on women's rights and gender justice

Religious fundamentalisms invoke religion in order to gain political, social and economic power. Fundamentalist strands exist in all religions and share the same characteristics, including a particular focus on the control of women's bodies and lives.

Running counter to the values enshrined in international human rights standards, and fostering intolerance, coercion and violence, religious fundamentalisms are a serious threat to equitable and gender­ just development, globally. In this issue, feminists from the fields of research, advocacy and campaigning, and service delivery share learning and experience in order to provide better­informed responses to the challenge posed by religious fundamentalisms.

Particularly at risk are women's rights in fragile contexts where faith­based organisations are relied on to deliver basic needs and access to justice.

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