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Reflections on a Reform: Inside the Moroccan Family Code

Rachel Salia

Title:
Reflections on a Reform: Inside the Moroccan Family Code
Author(s):
Salia, Rachel
Thesis Advisor(s):
Howell, Martha C.
Date:
Type:
Theses
Degree:
B.A., Columbia University
Department(s):
History
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Geographic Area:
Africa, North
Abstract:
"The date is 1999, and the new King Mohammed VI has ascended to Morocco’s throne. In addition to taking on the illustrious title of King of the modern state of Morocco, he also takes on the title of ‚Commander of the Faithful,‛ a historical title that connects the legitimacy of his role to the religious actions that he undertakes. His first speech focuses on his project as the new King, which consists of the continuation of a dynasty while bringing Morocco into accordance with international human rights law. He questions how Morocco can move forward without equal rights for women and therefore for all people. Regarded as the ‚King of the Poor,‛ he focuses on how he can improve the conditions of Moroccans throughout the country through the integration of women into Moroccan society.2 The combination of tradition and modernization is encapsulated within the Mudawwana, or the Moroccan family code."
Subject(s):
Islamic civilization
Islam--Customs and practices
North Africans
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Rachel Salia, , Reflections on a Reform: Inside the Moroccan Family Code, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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