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        Connecting Questions: Roles of Women

        What factors determine the changing roles of women in the Middle East and Islamic societies? Muslim women, like women all over the world, have struggled against inequality and restrictive practices in education, work force participation, and family roles yet many of these oppressive practices do not come from Islam itself, but are part of local cultural traditions. Examine the role of women in the Middle East in this text from the WGBH production, Global Connections: The Middle East.

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