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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- Introduction: gender, development and fundamentalisms
- The devil is in the details: a feminist perspective on development, women’s rights, and fundamentalisms
Ayesha Imam, Shareen Gokal and Isabel Marler
- Can faith and freedom co-exist? When faith-based health providers and women’s needs clash
- Women on the frontline: can a network provide a platform for activists in the volatile MENA region?
- Policymaking in a ‘Christian nation’: women’s and LGBT+ rights in The Bahamas’ 2016 referendum
- Desecularisation and the ‘faith agenda’ in an era of austerity: their impact on women’s and girls’ rights in the UK
Sukhwant Dhaliwal and Pragna Patel
- Engaging women in countering violent extremism: avoiding instrumentalisation and furthering agency
Sophie Giscard d’Estaing
- Compiled by Liz Cooke
Resources List - Fundamentalisms
Edited by Liz Cooke
- Men, Masculinities and Disaster, Elaine Enarson and Bob Pease (eds.)
Reviewed by Cheney Shreve
- Gender and Peacebuilding, Clare Duncanson
Reviewed by Jane L. Parpart
- The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer: Gender Training and Gender Expertise, María Bustelo, Lucy Ferguson and Maxime Forest (eds.)
Reviewed by Deborah Eade
- Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-conflict Timore-Leste: Between Heaven and Earth, Sara Niner (ed.)
Reviewed by Ines Smyth
- Beyond Colonialism, Development and Globalization: Social Movements and Critical Perspectives, Dominique Caouette and Dip Kapoor (eds.)
Reviewed by Tina Wallace