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Political-Social Movements: Revolutionary: North Africa
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Although largely ignored in the official recorded histories of the Maghrib, women have greatly contributed to the political and social construction of the modern countries of this region of the world. They fought for independence, militated in political parties, initiated activism and civil society, infiltrated academia, and boldly combated religious fanaticism. Throughout the period that extends from pre-colonization, colonization, independence, and state-building to the era of democratization, women have always been active in private a…

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Sadiqi, Fatima, “Political-Social Movements: Revolutionary: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0135e>
First published online: 2009

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