Gender Studies and Sustainable Development in Morocco


The paper explores the need for the continuity of gender studies in Morocco and discusses some of its dimensions. It also argues that the study of gender is in conformity with the goals of liberal education in several fundamental ways: by its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature, synthesizing approach, its emphasis on deconstruction/reconstruction, its examination of the role of value judgment in the creation of knowledge, and its problem-solving stance. It seeks to demonstrate that promoting gender courses and women’s rights is crucial for women’s empowerment, stressing the ways in which Moroccan women try to reappraise traditional spaces and boundaries by raising their voices, telling their tales and making their own cases known. The paper also seeks to examine the breaking of the taboos related to the sanctity of some discourses by women and the use they have made of the freedom to explore some areas of women’s experiences especially after the 2011 Moroccan Constitution. It concludes with an analysis of the future challenges in Morocco: to show the continued necessity of gender awareness and peace studies for those who would believe that we are in a post-feminist age and to fill in the gaps related to sustainable, equitable and democratic growth.

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Rhissassi, Fouzia (2018). Gender Studies and Sustainable Development in Morocco

Journal of Living Together, 4-5 (1), pp. 89-100, 2018, ISSN: 2373-6615 (Print); 2373-6631 (Online).

Title = {Gender Studies and Sustainable Development in Morocco}
Author = {Fouzia Rhissassi}
Url = {}
ISSN = {2373-6615 (Print); 2373-6631 (Online)}
Year = {2018}
Date = {2018-12-18}
IssueTitle = {Living Together in Peace and Harmony}
Journal = {Journal of Living Together}
Volume = {4-5}
Number = {1}
Pages = { 89-100}
Publisher = {International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation}
Address = {Mount Vernon, New York}
Edition = {2018}.


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