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Cultural Traditions and Women's Empowerment: A Closer Look at Southern Thailand

Author(s) Tapakorn Phayayam, Muhammed Afsal Thekkuveettil, Nasir Hassan Wani
Country India
Abstract This abstract is a succinct summary of the current situation of Muslim women in Southern Thailand, focusing on significant socio-economic, educational, and cultural factors that influence their experiences. The geographical area, distinguished by its distinct combination of cultural variety and intricate historical circumstances, offers a sophisticated framework for comprehending the various encounters of Muslim women.
The socio-economic landscape plays a pivotal role in influencing the status of Muslim women in Southern Thailand. Factors such as access to employment opportunities, income disparities, and economic development significantly impact their empowerment and overall well-being. Moreover, the intersectionality of gender with other identities, such as ethnicity and religion, adds layers of complexity to their experiences.
Education influences Muslim women's social status in the region. Increasing education access and quality empowers women, promotes social mobility, and challenges gender stereotypes. Discrepancies in educational goals, limited options for higher education, and cultural barriers to educational advancement persist. Cultural norms and traditions define Southern Thai Muslim women's duties. Cultural values foster identification and community, but they can also perpetuate gender inequality. When traditional values oppose gender equality, cultural preservation, and gender equality are in conflict.
This abstract seeks to offer insight into Muslim women's intricate and dynamic situation in Southern Thailand, appreciating the advancements achieved while admitting the enduring obstacles. To thoroughly understand individuals' experiences, it is necessary to conduct a complete analysis that examines the complex interactions among socio-economic conditions, educational possibilities, and cultural dynamics. Such an analysis is crucial for fostering educated conversations on gender equity and regional social development.
Keywords Muslim Women, Southern Thailand, Gender Equality, Socio-Economic Factors, Cultural Dynamics
Field Sociology > Philosophy / Psychology / Religion
Published In Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024
Published On 2024-01-20
Cite This Cultural Traditions and Women's Empowerment: A Closer Look at Southern Thailand - Tapakorn Phayayam, Muhammed Afsal Thekkuveettil, Nasir Hassan Wani - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i01.12214
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