Women and Social Change in Jordanian Bedouin Society

Mohammad Husni Abumelhim


This study examined the impact of laws implemented by the Jordanian government on the socioeconomic conditions of Bedouin women. Based on the premise that patriarchal “Bedouin law” creates a stagnant social position for Bedouin women, it discussed social issues such as health, education, and employment as well as NGOs currently at work in Bedouin communities in order to provide recommendations that would foster social change.


Bedouin; Women; Gender; Reform; Social change

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.sss.1923018420130404.2927


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