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Development: Community-Based Organizations: North Africa
(1,159 words)

Community-based organizations are the main vehicle that women in North Africa use to create and obtain rights, opportunities, and support. Though the Islamic nations of North Africa have differed greatly in their forms of government and their positions on the balance between Islamic law and secular legislation, some common issues emerged in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Women in North Africa have historically been involved in community-based organizations that focused on charitable works, but t…

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K. Berkland, Mara, “Development: Community-Based Organizations: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0218f>
First published online: 2009

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