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Soc. Sci. 2016, 5(4), 75; doi:10.3390/socsci5040075

Women, Gender, and Politics in Morocco

International Institute for Languages and Cultures, University of Fès, B.P. 50, Fès 30 000, Morocco
Academic Editor: Nancy A. Naples
Received: 29 March 2016 / Revised: 20 October 2016 / Accepted: 10 November 2016 / Published: 18 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Women, Gender and Politics: An International Overview)
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This article analyzes the intersection of gender, women’s activism, and political participation in Morocco in a socio-political approach. The emergence of women’s activism is an answer to the gender-based discrimination in the country. Women’s non-government organizations (NGOs) struggle for women’s rights and participate actively in the feminization and democratization of the public sphere to ensure sustainable development. They create progressive social change through the mobilization and participation of women. The role of women’s NGO’s (liberal and Islamic alike) in the struggle against gender inequalities is remarkable in regard of their efforts to consolidate democracy and social justice and to challenge traditional thinking and inequitable, oppressive, undemocratic, sexist practices of governance. Despite the different approaches, they act together to achieve women’s rights in a variety of places. View Full-Text
Keywords: feminism; activism; Islam; politics; Muslim women; non-government organizations; democratization; gender inequality; oppression; women’s empowerment feminism; activism; Islam; politics; Muslim women; non-government organizations; democratization; gender inequality; oppression; women’s empowerment
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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