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Political-Social Movements: Unions and Workers' Movements: North Africa
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During the colonial and the immediate postcolonial periods, women of the Maghrib (Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia) joined unions not so much to advocate for women workers' rights, but primarily to demonstrate their patriotism. That women would actively support noble causes that do not always take into consideration their own welfare is not unique to North Africa. Women everywhere have …

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Naciri, Rabéa, “Political-Social Movements: Unions and Workers' Movements: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00364>
First published online: 2009

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