Accession Number : ADA475791
Title : Muslim Women and Women's Organizations: Allies in the War of Ideas
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Wade, Chris A.
Report Date : 01 DEC 2007
Pagination or Media Count : 101
Abstract : This thesis will demonstrate that women and women's groups in the Muslim world could be a strong ally in reducing the influence and spread of Islamist ideologies. Women and women's organizations have proven that they are effective in resisting the impact of Islamism and have been able to role back some of its repressive policies as evidenced by the case studies of Iran, Algeria, and Afghanistan. Women and women's organizations or feminist groups are currently active in the Muslim world already and are a growing voice in the region. Therefore, it is of vital interest to the United States Government to engage these groups and women's interests as a means of challenging the spread of Islamist ideology and enlisting them in the war of ideas.
Descriptors : *POLITICAL SCIENCE , *ORGANIZATIONS , *WOMEN , *ISLAM , WARFARE , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , THESES
Subject Categories : GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE