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Women RisingIn and Beyond the Arab Spring$
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Rita Stephan and Mounira M. Charrad

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479846641

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479846641.001.0001

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Hidden Voices, Hidden Agendas

Hidden Voices, Hidden Agendas

Qubaysiat Women’s Group in Syria

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Women Rising

Sana Sayed

NYU Press

The most well-established women’s nonsecular groups in Syria are rooted in faith: al-Qubaysiat and the Syrian Sisterhood. In this chapter, Sana Sayed attempts to understand the activism of Islamist women’s groups in Syria. She gives a historical overview of their movement dating back to 1950 in Syria. She further discusses the problematic presence of these religious, female-led groups and the challenge they face in reconciling their conflicting ideologies with secularists.

Keywords:   Syrian revolution, Syrian Sisterhood, Qubaysiat, Islamist women’s groups

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