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Feminism and Islamic Schools in Indonesia

September 30, 2009

TIME Magazine‘s recent story, “Indonesia’s Islamic Schools: More and More, Female Friendly,” features Asia Foundation Jakarta-based expert Lies Marcoes, who is credited with developing a course for teaching gender equality in Islam. The piece focuses on feminism in Indonesia and the increasing leadership role that women play in Islamic schools there. Read the full story.

Related locations: Indonesia
Related programs: Empower Women, Strengthen Governance


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