Network of networks / Research and Education

Sara Borrillo

Member since 16.07.2018



Presentation of research activity or teaching

Political, social, legal and economic transformations in the MENA region (with focus on Morocco and Tunisia.)
Ethnographic work on the relationship between state and social movements for citizens’ equality, and on the relationship between Islam and universal egalitarian references. (Focus: Islamic feminism approach; constitutional transition and equality in Morocco and Tunisia; feminization of Islamic professions and religious authorities in Morocco (Islamic preachers and scholars); history and sociology of secular and religious feminist movements in relation to the state; Democracy Movements 2010-2011; interaction between state and new social reconfigurations of artistic and political activism in Morocco and Tunisia after 2011.)

Working themes

Civil and political rights
Health / Emotional and sexual life

Populations targeted by research


Geographical sphere of activity


Specific years of work experience in gender equality


Main publications related to gender equality and women's rights

- Femminismi e Islam in Marocco, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, Napoli 2017 (Feminism and Islam in Morocco, Scientifiche Italiane, Napoli, 2017.)
- Islamic female religious authority between agency and governmentality: from the Moroccan model to multicultural Europe: Imams in Western Europe. Developments, Transformations and Institutional Challenges, AUP 2018.
- Islamic Feminism in Morocco: the discourse and the experience of Asma Lamrabet: Moroccan Feminisms, Africa World Press 2016.
- Egalité de genre au Maroc après 2011? Droits sexuels et reproductifs au centre des luttes de reconnaissance: Emerging Actors in Post- Revolutionary North Africa, Studi Magrebini, Università di Napoli L’Orientale, 2017 (Gender equality in Morocco after 2011? Sexual and reproductive rights at the heart of the recognition fight: Emerging Actors in Post- Revolutionary North Africa, Studi Magrebini, Università di Napoli L’Orientale, 2017.)
- Le mouvement 20 Février et la réforme constitutionnelle au Maroc. Une lecture de genre: Femmes et nouveaux media dans la région méditerranéenne, Rabat, 2012 (The 20 February Movement and the constitutional reform in Morocco. A gender reflexion: Women and new media in the Mediterranean region, Rabat, 2012.)


Address : Via Chiatamone, 61/62, 80121 Napoli NA, Italy, 80131 ,Italy
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They are registered on the platform of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

The voice of Amazigh women
Ensan Aid
Immigrant Women in Catalonia Association (AOMICAT)
Centre de Recherches, d'Etude de Documentation et d'Information sur la Femme, CREDIF
Morgan Sigl Fertilhanges
Asociación de Investigadores Extranjeros (AINVEX)
Femmes-Education Arts-Médiation (FEDAM)
Bulgarian School of Politics  Dimitry Panitza
Association of Egyptian Female Lawyers (AEFL)
Tafoukt Souss Association for Women Development
Elmehwar Association for Developing the Egyptian Family
Civic Forum Institute (CFI)
Silvia Gagliardi
Thenextwomen tunisie
Association des Femmes Tunisiennes pour la Recherche sur le Développement (AFTURD)
The School Girls of Azaghar Foundation
Jurists without chains
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)
Equity, Parity and Gender Mainstreaming Commission of Guelmim
Moroccan Association of Reproductive Health
Volunteering association  Touiza  of the wilaya of Algiers
Association Talassemtane pour l'Environnement et Développement (ATED)
The Egyptian Youth Council for Development
Assiwar- the Feminist Arab Movement
European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)
Le blog Tunisian Girl
Bothoor Alkhaer Human Organization
Fédération des Ligues des Droits des Femmes
Mor Masa Ritüeli
Vision Communication Consultancy
Regional Center for Dialogue and Mediation (RCMD)
Ecological Universe for Development and Climate Association
Kayan Masr foundation for Development, Training & Community Participation Support
KAFA (enough) Violence and Exploitation

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