Women’s Empowerment in Muslim Contexts (WEMC) is a 5-year Research Programme Consortium funded by the British Government’s Department of International Development (DFID). The Consortium consists of eight Key Partners led by the Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC), located at the City University of Hong Kong. The International Gender Studies Centre IGS (Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford), as one of the Key Partners, works closely with Associate Partners in selected sites in Central and Northwest China. The central focus of research conducted concerns women’s indigenous strategies for empowerment

This research programme included a lot of research on the role of religion on development.  All of the research findings are available on line.