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Book on the struggle of Arab feminists. The case of Morocco and Tunisia

04.06.2018 / Created by LEBT
Book on the struggle of Arab feminists. The case of Morocco and Tunisia

Leïla Tauil’s book, "Arab Feminisms: A Century-Long Battle. The Case of Morocco and Tunisia" dives into the fascinating history of Moroccan and Tunisian feminist movements by bringing out of the shadows the role of women, while also deconstructing the stereotype of the "submissive Arab woman".

The description of the major historical stages of these secular feminist movements of the Maghreb -also present during the Arab Spring- and the current questions related to the phenomenon of the re-Islamization of "women’s rights", the "generalized" wearing of the veil and the emergence of religious actresses who call themselves Islamic feminists, contribute to the originality of this book.

The author has the merit of demonstrating the universal character of the struggle of women for their emancipation. Arab feminism, like any other type of feminism around the world (American, European, African feminism, etc.), participates globally in this revolution of social relations between men and women in an egalitarian perspective of public and private spaces.

Leïla Tauil holds a PhD in Philosophy and Literature, and has, among other things, conducted research on the founding period of Islam, the historical development of Islamic law (sharia), the status of Muslim women, Islamic feminisms, secular Arab feminisms, and intercultural and interreligious dialogue from the work of Mohammed Arkoun.


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ASURIF Feminist Association
Immigrant Women in Catalonia Association (AOMICAT)
Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique des Droits des Femmes (FLDDF)
Womenpreneur Initiative
Ibtikar for Empowerment and Social Entrepreneurship
Fadilia Foundation
Nezha El Medhmed
Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration
The Arab Association for Human Rights
Regional Center for Dialogue and Mediation (RCMD)
International Organisation for Women in the Seafood Industry
Trajectorya noorteorganisatsioon MTÜ
Réseau Doustourna
Women'  s Alliance for Virtual Exchange (WAVE)
Association Tazghart
Association Tunisienne de la Santé de la Reproduction (ATSR)
Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration
Roles for Social Change Association-ADWAR
Benno pour reussir
Palestinian Bar Association (PBA)
Kayan Feminist Organization
Nansen Dialogue Montenegro
La Presse
Challenge Association of Sustainable Development (A.C.D.D.)
Sana Hafsa Consulting Office
Sihem Benallal Benrahou
Youth and Development Consultancy Institute (Etijah)
ABAAD - Resource Center for Gender Equality
Why Me for Women’s Rights
Committee for the Follow-Up on women' s Issues (CFUWI)
International Center for Rights and Freedoms (ICRF)
Association of Egyptian Female Lawyers (AEFL)
Femmes pour le Dire, Femmes pour Agir (FDFA)
Nelly Jazra

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