“We want women’s rights, but from an Islamic perspective” - Et speciale om kvinderettigheder og genfortolkninger af islamiske skrifter i Egypten

Laura Nørløv Nyby & Maria Nøhr

Studenteropgave: Speciale


The main objective of this thesis has been to examine how two Egyptian women’s rights organisations mediate women’s rights in a local context with special interest in investigating the cooperation between the women’s rights organisations and Islamic leaders. By reinterpreting Islamic texts in their struggle to improve women’s rights, the two non-religious organisations locate their work within an Islamic framework. Through a theoretical outline inspired by Pierre Bourdieu (1996,1997), Marie Juul Petersen (2015) and Niaz Shah (2006) the study reveals how the organisations are establishing a field in which they are challenging the dominant discourses of women’s rights and Islam. The thesis reveals that the organisations are contributing to a growing global movement of Islamic Feminism that redefines the space for Muslim women. The study has been conducted in Cairo on the ground of fieldwork based on qualitative methods such as interviews and participant observations by attending a conference and seminars.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato28 jun. 2015
VejledereSigne Arnfred


  • religiøse ledere
  • Kvinderettigheder
  • Islam
  • Egypten
  • Islamisk feminisme
  • Genfortolkninger af islamiske skrifter