100 most powerful Arab women 2012
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Fatema Mernissi
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Fatema Mernissi

Industry: Culture and Society

Designation: Feminist Writer, Sociologist

Country: Morocco

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.