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Patriarchy plays an essential role in initiating, supporting, and spreading violence in Middle Eastern societies. The innately violent patriarchal gender structure makes a significant contribution to the normalization and condoning of violence in society by constructing gender roles that are based on control, intimidation, and submission.

Read more: Gender-based violence in the Middle East and North Africa: A ubiquitous phenomenon,’ in Gender and...

The materials in this category are analysed as part of a project  "Social and Legal Actions to Combat Honor Related Abuses"