Saudi Women in King Abdullah's Reign (2005-2015). An Italian Perspective

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Abstract

This article aims to explore the “special alliance” between King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and women during his reign (2005-2015). In that decade female advancement in the Kingdom emerges as a process resulting from an enlightened Muslim vision and political support to women’s needs and rights, according to the Sharī‘a. The trajectory explores the ideational, social and economic factors that had an impact on the policies enacted to promote a “flexible approach” founded on the Islamic values of tolerance, equality, mercy, support of knowledge and dialogue. All of that was crucial to give women an unprecedented visibility in Saudi society, and the chance to become active participants in the country’s transition toward a knowledge-based society and economy.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)49-68
Numero di pagine20
RivistaLIWA
Volume10
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2019

Keywords

  • Arab-Muslim women
  • Arabia Saudita
  • Donne arabo-musulmane
  • Islamic feminism
  • King Abdullah
  • Re Abdullah
  • Saudi Arabia
  • femminismo islamico

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