Transitional society and participation of women in the public sphere: A survey of Qatar society
Dr. Kaltham Al-Ghanim
The purpose of this study was to assess the Qatar population current perceptions about women rights: like spouse selection, education, and their attitudes toward women’s new roles in Qatari society in transition period. Data was collected from responses of 1010 Qatari citizen participant in to a survey study. The survey results suggest that Qataris are responsive to traditional patriarchal gender roles of kinship family structures regarding roles that are suitable for women outside the household. The results found that the effects of modernization apparently do not pervade many traditional attitudes about gender differences, which influence women public participation.