Engendering water in the Middle East: Some preliminary thoughts

Eva M. Rathgeber, Pnina Motzafi-Haller

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In this paper we present some preliminary thoughts on the importance of gender as a meaningful category in the politics of water in general and in the Middle East, in particular. There is very little research on the gendered use of water in the Middle East. Our main purpose is to introduce professionals in the field of environmental and water sciences to the importance of a gendered analysis in policymaking. We provide first an overview of the way that gender has been integrated into development planning and of the key concepts and debates involving theory and practice. We then present a more focused analysis of the links between gender and water.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirus Diseases and Crop Biosecurity
EditorsIan Cooper, Thomas Kuhne, Valery Polishchuk
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006

Publication series

NameNATO Security through Science Series C: Environmental Security
ISSN (Print)1871-4668


  • Critical theory
  • Gender
  • Gender and development
  • Middle East
  • Water politics
  • Women in development


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