Religion in Culture & Politics: Women’s empowerment in Syria

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What defines a woman as empowered, and how does this definition compare to the ideas and actions of a group of Muslim women in Syria? After watching a series of video clips from a documentary film about a school for girls in Damascus, learners will discuss gender roles in Syria and how religion can have a profound effect on culture and politics.

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Pros

  • Activity guidelines include several video clips and individual follow-up discussion questions
  • Valuable topic for study
  • Several interesting extension activities included
Cons

  • Learners should have some background information on the current political situation and historical context of Syria