Among various important efforts to address women’s issues in Morocco,
a particular set of individuals and associations have formed around two
specific goals: reforming the Moroccan Family Code and raising awareness
of women’s rights. Evrard chronicles the history of the women’s rights
movement, exploring the organizational structure, activities, and motivations
with specific attention to questions of legal reform and family law.
Employing ethnographic scrutiny, Evrard presents the stories of the individual
women behind the movement and the challenges they faced. Given
the vast reform of the Moroccan Family Code in 2004, and the emphasis
on the role of women across the Middle East and North Africa today, this
book makes a timely argument for the analysis of women’s rights as both
global and local in origin, evolution, and application.