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This front matter section of the book Women, the Koran and International Human Rights Law: The Experience of Pakistan contains acknowledgments and table of content. The book looks at the status of women in 7th century Arab society, what reforms Islam effected, whether women were given equal status and what was the Koranic method of reforming Arab society. It focuses on the doctrine of gender equality in the international human rights instruments, its claim of universal application and the challenges posed by cultural relativism and feminism.

Keywords: Arab society; international human rights; Koran; Pakistan



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