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.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA475791


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