The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Fatema Mernissi
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Fatema Mernissi

Industry: Culture and society

Designation: Feminist

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. In the 1980s she directed sociological research for UNESCO, ILO and the UN Population Fund.

In the 1990s, Mernissi stopped working on women’s issues and switched to civil society as her major topic. She is currently a lecturer of sociology at the Mohammed V University of Rabat.