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Production of Knowledge: Non-Governmental Organizations: Egypt
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Egypt: state, civil society and gender politics

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) comprise a significant section of Egyptian civil society. In the first quarter of the nineteenth century, NGOs began as charitable religious and ethnic organizations that provided social, educational and health services to needy and impoverished communities (Abdelrahman 2004). NGOs in E…

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Basarudin, Azza, “Production of Knowledge: Non-Governmental Organizations: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0683>
First published online: 2010



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