Human Rights: North Africa
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Human rights discourse emerged throughout the Maghrib as part of the anti-colonial struggle (arguing against inequality between colonizer and colonized with regard to work, education, health, and so forth). Against this general background, the way in which women contributed to the discourse and to the development of a focus on women's rights varied from country to country. The steps to promote women's rights that were taken during the first …

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Labidi, Lilia, “Human Rights: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 17 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2009

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