Egypt’s Muslim Sisterhood: What Roles Do Islamist Women Play?

The Muslim Brotherhood and their Islamist platform have become a powerful political force since the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Their ranks include women who also advocate a greater role for Islam in Egyptian society and government. But what role do these "sisters" play given the conservative, male-dominated hierarchy of the Brotherhood?

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The Muslim Brotherhood and their Islamist platform have become a powerful political force since the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Their ranks include women who also advocate a greater role for Islam in Egyptian society and government. But what role do these “sisters” play given the conservative, male-dominated hierarchy of the Brotherhood? Cairo-based photojournalist Pauline Beugnies spent over a year exploring these issues ahead of Egypt’s presidential elections.

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