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Adolescent Boys’ Response to Gender Equitable Programming in Rural Upper Egyptian Villages: Between ‘Ayb and Haram
In the Middle East, as elsewhere, gender roles are transformed in response to a number of influences. The changing socioeconomic conditions in much of the Arab world have created economic disparities, and, at the same time, have meant an increased participation of women in the labor force in many countries. These changes, along with the overall increase in female education, have threatened the “traditional” organization of households and are beginning to redefine female space and boundaries (Ali 1996).
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