Women's Human Rights and the `Muslim Question' shows how Muslim women have made meaningful contributions to the development of the international framework on gender equality and women's rights. Her investigation into the women's movement of Iran offers a practical grounding for this argument, and presents unprecedented findings on how ideological divisions along secular and religious lines have been worked in favour of a rights-based framework for change The book presents a comprehensive synthesis and analysis of the campaign material of the women's movement `Change for Equality Campaign' - one of the most progressive and sophisticated movements in the Middle East/Central Asia.
Rebecca L Barlow is a Research Associate for the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. She has worked as a researcher and associate lecturer for both the University of Melbourne and Monash University since 2006. In 2007 she was selected to attend the Nobel Women's Initiative's first international conference, Women Redefining Peace in the Middle East and Beyond. She has worked for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and has been published in a range of publications including Human Rights Quarterly and the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies.