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MENA: Women's Grassroots Mobilization

Kelsey Norman

MENA: Women's Grassroots Mobilization.

This compilation is based on the “Women’s Grassroots Mobilization in the MENA Region Post-2011” workshops held in Rabat, Morocco and Amman, Jordan in February and March 2020. The following briefs address many facets of women’s mobilization in the second decade of the 2000s. Using detailed case studies of specific countries and movements, the contributing authors — who include scholars and activists from Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey, Palestine, and Jordan — examine which spaces for women’s mobilization have opened and which have closed off.

The first PDF in the list below is the full compilation of all the briefs with an introduction written by fellow Kelsey Norman, who edited the series. The PDFs that follow are the individual briefs written by each of the contributors.




Yamina El Kirat El Allame, Mohammed V University

Rabéa Naciri, L’Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc

Soumia Boutkhil, Université Mohammed Premier

Khedija Arfaoui, Independent Human Rights Researcher

Ayşe Ayata, Middle East Technical University

Hayat Wahab Arslan, Society of Lebanon the Giver

Amal M. El-Kharouf, University of Jordan

Islah Jad, Birzeit University