Vernacular Freedom: Locating Feminism in Post-Mubarak Egypt – by Melinda Holmes

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Criticizing the absolutist approach of many women’s rights advocate, Melinda Holmes writes that centering the conversation on ethics, and learning how to “speak” ethics across the religious-secular divide, is the only way to proceed toward a universal understanding that can be the basis for a truly just global order. Muslim feminists are, in all their […]

Op-ed: Women’s Rights in Egypt: An Unlikely Opportunity – by Faiqa Mahmood

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A government led by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) provides a unique opportunity for the promotion of women’s rights in Egypt. To mark a successful chapter in the struggle for greater rights for women, religious and secular civil society actors must unite and build on their strong common ground.