World Bank Gender Group CCSA is organizing an event, “Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politics: An Institutional Analysis,” Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:00pm-1:30pm at the World Bank, J 9-044, 701 18th St NW
Eve Sandberg will discuss “Overcoming Political and Cultural Constraints: Successful Women’s Organizing in the Moroccan Case” based on her book with Kenza Aqertit, Moroccan Women, Activists and Gender Politics: An Institutional Analysis.
Using both feminist and institutionalist approaches, Sandberg and Aqertit explore how, in twenty-five years, Moroccan women activists altered their national gender institution to improve substantially the lives of all Moroccan women. Sandberg and Aqertit operationalize and offer an institutional template for studying change in national gender institutions that can be adopted by practitioners and scholars in other country settings.
Chair: Lucia Hanmer, Lead Economist, Gender Cross-Cutting Solution Area
Discussants: Najat Yamouri, Senior Social Development Specialist, Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience Global Practice and Samia Melhem, Lead Specialist, Transport and ICT Global Practice