Department

School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2018

Embargo Period

8-8-2019

Abstract

Over a decade since the passage of a revised family status code (mudawana)in Morocco, the literature varies in its assessment of the code's impact on women's rights and opportunities. While some studies point to the formal support for gender equality reflected in the revised code, others note that Moroccan women continue to face challenges in the social and symbolic spheres. Drawing on interviews conducted by the authors with women leaders in Morocco in 2016, this paper investigates the opportunities and obstacles these women have encountered in their personal journeys. The paper explores the extent to which elite background, work sector, religion, and legal codes affect women's ascent to leadership roles and shares the women's own views regarding improving women's status.

Journal

Journal of North African Studies

Journal ISSN

1362-9387

Volume

Forthcoming

First Page

1

Last Page

25

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/13629387.2017.1422980

Comments

The Post-Print will be available after an 18mo embargo. Until then, you can find the article for purchase here: https://doi.org/10.1080/13629387.2017.1422980

This work was supported by the Kennesaw State University's Division of Global Affairs under Strategic Internationalisation [grant number IRSG171].

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