06 Feb 17

For decades, it seemed that women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa had fallen permanently behind other world regions. Today, the picture is rapidly changing, especially in the North African countries of Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, where legislative and constitutional reforms for women’s rights have been made at a pace not seen in the Middle East. Political scientist Aili Mari Tripp explores the reasons for some surprising developments in the area of women’s rights in the Maghreb.