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The Women’s Movement in the Maghreb: with emphasis on Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria

Rabéa Naciri


Women in the Maghreb and the Arab world at large are usually represented as inferior, submissive and dependent, living in a male-dominated, patriarchal society. Apart from the fact that these women have in fact never been fully subservient, their experiences with patriarchal society vary according to their social background, their educational level, activities and professional status. They have always resorted to whatever means they had to resist their subordination. The feminist movement now emerging on the Maghrebi political and social scene constitutes a modern form of this resistance, and is the inheritor of an ancient tradition of opposition of Maghrebi women to all forms of oppression


Women's movement; Maghreb; Tunisia; Morocco; Maghred

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DOI: 10.32380/alrj.v0i0.440


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ISSN: 0259-9953

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