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Among various important efforts to address women’s issues in Morocco, a particular set of individuals and associations have formed around two specific goals: reforming the Moroccan Family Code and raising awareness of women’s rights. Evrard chronicles the history of the women’s rights movement, exploring the organizational structure, activities, and motivations with specific attention to questions of legal reform and family law. Employing ethnographic scrutiny, Evrard presents the stories of the individual women behind the movement and the challenges they faced. Given the vast reform of the Moroccan Family Code in 2004, and the emphasis on the role of women across the Middle East and North Africa today, this book makes a timely argument for the analysis of women’s rights as both global and local in origin, evolution, and application. [From the publisher]

ISBN

9780815633501

Publication Date

6-2014

Publisher

Syracuse University Press

City

Syracuse, NY

Keywords

Women, North Africa, Morocco, Women's Rights

Disciplines

African History | African Studies | Family, Life Course, and Society | Gender and Sexuality | International and Area Studies | Near and Middle Eastern Studies | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Regional Sociology | Women's History | Women's Studies

Department

Anthropology

Comments

This is the introduction to Amy Evrard's new book, The Moroccan Women's Rights Movement.

Required Publisher's Statement

Original version of the book is available from the publisher at: http://syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu/spring-2014/moroccan-womens-rights-movement.html