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Evolution of the Women's Movement in Contemporary Algeria : Organization. Objectives and Prospects

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The paper discusses some of the social and historical factors behind the evolution of contemporary women's organizations in Algeria. The paper states that the women question was never a priority. Yet, since the late 1980s, women became advocates of their own cause. After 1991, terrorism has also perturbed the activities of women organizations. However, amidst the turbulence, the women movement appears as the most forward looking among all other civic movements and as a necessary element to build up Algeria's democratic future.

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  • Bouatta, C, 1997. "Evolution of the Women's Movement in Contemporary Algeria : Organization. Objectives and Prospects," Research Paper 124, World Institute for Development Economics Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wodeec:124
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    Keywords

    WOMEN ; PRESSURE GROUPS ; ALGERIA;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination

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