The main purpose of the Bachelor's Thesis, entitled Women's Rights in an Islamic State: Case Study of Iraq, is the study of various influences on the development of women's rights in Iraq. The dissertation presents a chronological survey of women's rights from the pre-Islamic period up to the period of modern Iraq. As a research challenge, I would highlight the differences between the Eastern and Middle East mentality. The differences in habits and lifestyles are vast, therefore it is difficult to describe the title topic objectively. In order to better understand the rights of women in Iraq, I have included the development of Islam and the rights that women have gained through the emergence of Islam. I continued with the prosperity and regression of women's rights in Iraq within important historical events.
In the Bachelor's Thesis, I used the case study as the main research method. I chose this methodology because the Thesis is a case study of a particular country. The theme relates to the historical development of Iraq and all the changes over time, which have had a significant impact on the rights of Iraqi women. In my work, I presented the issues of the eradication of women in Iraq and the violation of their rights. As the main milestone in the development of political, economic and personal rights of Iraqi women, I chose the fall of the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. In order to display measurable data, I used the statistical method.
The problem addressed by the dissertation is also globalization, and thus the impact of the West on Iraq. The discrepancy of cultures consequently lead to disagreements and disorder. In the West, we see feminism as a struggle for gender equality. While in the Middle East, under the concept of feminism, they understand, above all, the improvement of the position of women through the interpretation of the Quran. The patriarchal social order of the state plays a great role in the evolution of women's status since tribal times until today.