The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society – Chapter 4: Women in Society. (2013, April 30). Pew Research Center. https://www.pewforum.org/2013/04/30/the-worlds-muslims-religion-politics-society-women-in-society/
Chapter 4: Women in Society in The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society analyzes various surveys regarding Muslim women and their rights in several countries. The chapter addresses opinions and perceptions pertaining to issues such as women and veiling, the roles of the wife, women and divorce, inheritance rights, gender attitudes, women’s views on women’s rights, and sharia and women’s rights. The surveys suggest that there is a general consensus that women must obey their husband’s, that women should be able to decide whether they want to veil in public, and Muslim women are more supportive of women’s rights.
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