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Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco

Zakia Salime


There are two major women’s movements in Morocco: the Islamists who hold sharia as the platform for building a culture of women’s rights, and the feminists who use the United Nations’ framework to amend sharia law. This book shows how the interactions of these movements over the past two decades have transformed the debates, the organization, and the strategies of each other. This book looks at three key movement moments: the 1992 feminist One Million Signature Campaign, the 2000 Islamist mass rally opposing the reform of family law, and the 2003 Casablanca attacks by a group of Islamist radic ... More

Keywords: Morocco, Islamists, sharia, feminists, women’s rights, One Million Signature, 2003 Casablanca attacks, Islamist radicals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816651337
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816651337.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zakia Salime, author
Assistant Professor