About the Theme "Responses to Fundamentalism"

In the Responses to Fundamentalisms category, we uncover how religious fundamentalisms have been challenged in varying contexts by women’s rights activists and other rights-based movements. AWID’s own Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms program explores cross-religion and cross-region experiences of fundamentalisms as well as strategies for responding to fundamentalist rationalizations and actions against women’s rights. Understanding the factors that cause fundamentalisms to grow and how fundamentalist groups and organizations build support for their views is also a crucial ingredient for developing strategies to promote women’s rights and equality. Addressing the negative implications of fundamentalisms is crucial to women’s rights, while at the same time, the ability to build strong alliances across borders requires confronting how Islamophobic and orientalist discourses have essentialized Islam and dehumanized Muslims and how international solidarities can be forged in this context.

Title Author(s) Country/Region Keywords Link
Your mouth is fundamental against religious fundamentalisms AWID, Articulación Feminista Marcosur (AFM) and Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir (Catholics for a Free Choice) in Mexico , , , View Article
The Reinvention of Feminism in Pakistan Zia, Afiya Shehrbano , , , , View Article
The Vatican and Reproductive Freedom: A Human Rights Perspective on the Importance of Supporting Reproductive Choices Kissling, Frances , , View Article
Towards a Future Without Fundamentalisms AWID, Balchin, Cassandra , , , , View Article
Algerian Women in the Liberation Struggle and the Civil War: From Active Participants to Passive Victims? Turshen, Meredeth , , View Article
Women’s Involvement in Religious Fundamentalism: A Case Study of Hizb Ut-Tahrir, Kyrgyzstan Kim, Elena , , , , View Article
Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an Barlas, Asma , , , , View Article
Your Fatwa Does not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism Bennoune, Karima , , , , View Article
Exorcising the Past, Imperiling the Future Crossette, Barbara , , , View Article
Islamic Feminism and Beyond:The New Frontier Different Authors , , , , , , View Article
Globalization, Gender, and Religion: The politics of women’s rights in Catholic and Muslim contexts Bayes, Jane H. and Nayereh Tohidi , , , , , View Article
Neoliberal Dispositif and the Rise of Fundamentalism: The Case of Pakistan Ashraf Raja, Masood , , , View Article
Religious Intellectuals, the “Woman Question,” and the Struggle for the Creation of a Democratic Public Sphere in Iran Farideh Farhi , , , View Article
Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence Ali, Kecia , , , , View Article
The Catholic Church at the United Nations: Church or State? Catholics for Free Choice , , View Article
Qur’an and Woman Re-Reading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective Wadud, Amina , , View Article