Industry: Culture and Society
Designation: Feminist Writer, Sociologist
Fatema Mernissi has published several books on the position of women in the rapidly changing Muslim communities in Morocco. In 1975 she published the result of her first fieldwork: Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society. Much of her work has been translated in many languages and is widely read, also in Islamic countries. She has served as a member in many national, pan-Arabic and international forums on women and development in the Islamic world.