Religion, Politics and Gender Equality

Religious Figures in Mexico

Research Project

Religion has an important function in the public and political life of many societies that also affects the relations between men and women as well as the right to gender equality. Still, how do religion and politics mingle precisely and what are the concrete social and political consequences of this mixture from a gender perspective? To address these questions, we conducted an extensive research project in collaboration with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) which focused on 11 countries: Chile, India, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Serbia, Turkey, USA.

International Conference

Religion

Religion has an important function in the public and political life of many societies that also affects the relations between the sexes and women’s (and men’s) rights. Still, how do religion and politics mingle precisely and what are the concrete social and political consequences of this mixture from a gender perspective?

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