Saturday, June 05, 2010

Women in the Middle East and North Africa

Fatima Sadiqi and Moha Ennaji have co-edited a new book called Women in the Middle East and North Africa: Agents of Change (Routledge, London & New York).

In four parts, the book examines Reconsidering the Foundations of Women, Islam and Political Agency, Women's Leadership in Civil Society, Women and Legal Reform, and Women, Social, Cultural, Religious and Symbolic Change.

In the introduction, Fatima and Moha contextualise women's agency in the region. They have also contributed some chapters on women in Morocco.

Fatima is Senior Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies, Director of the Isis Center for Women and Development, a UN Gender Expert and President of the National Union of Women's Organizations. Her husband, Moha, is Director of Arab Studies at Rutgers University in the US and full professor at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University in Fez. Together they have founded the International Institute for Languages and Cultures (INLAC) in Fez.

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