Gender and Islam – Factsheet

Islam, like all religions, strongly influences social, economic and political spheres of life. Tenets that are perceived to be Islamic shape the status of and relationship between women and men.These tenets result in women – because they are women – being denied a number of human rights, for example in cases of divorce or inheritance law. Religious leaders and scholars often justify these forms of discrimination by referring to Islamic sources.

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