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The Moroccan Women's Rights Movement

The Moroccan Women's Rights Movement (Hardback)

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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.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rightsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesEthnic minorities & multicultural studies Publisher: Syracuse University Press Publication Date: 09/06/2014 ISBN-13: 9780815633501  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Amy Young Evrard is associate professor of anthropology at Gettysburg College, USA. She has written several articles on women's rights in Morocco and gender in the Middle East.

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