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Jadaliyya LIVE EVENT – From the Front Lines: A Conversation on Women’s Rights in Morocco (12 March 2021)

Jadaliyya are hosting a special event on contemporary women’s rights, human rights, and press freedom in Morocco on 12 March at 4pm BST. The event, moderated by Jadaliyya co-editor Samia Errazzouki in both Arabic and English, features a panel of experts who approach the topic from a variety angles. It is designed to give an overall survey on the contemporary situation of the aforementioned topics as they relate to Morocco, providing insights into the country from the perspective of journalists, writers, lawyers, and activists who have challenged patriarchal state dynamics firsthand. Also among the speakers will be experts who work on a policy-level and have proposed recommendations which address the struggles featured in this event.  More information here

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‘Schools and National Identities in French-speaking Africa’ & essential readings on Algerian Hirak

Muriam Haleh Davis and Thomas Serres have collated a set of trilingual “essential readings” about the Algerian Hirak, including academic articles, opinion pieces and key press articles. They describe this resource as a ‘first attempt to gather secondary sources discussing the revolutionary mobilization that started in Algeria in February 2019’, and point to the relevance of understanding the movement not just for North African politics but for understanding resistance and hegemony. https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/42148 Schools and National Identities in French-speaking Africa, edited by Linda Gardelle (ENSTA Bretagne, France) and our colleague at Portsmouth Camille Jacob, brings together research about ten different African countries to better understand the mechanisms of production and negotiation of national identities in different settings. At its heart is the need to critically investigate the concept of “the nation” as a political project, how discourses and feelings of belonging are constructed at school, and what it means for schools to be simultaneously places of learning, tools of socialisation and political battlegrounds. The first chapter, which provides an overview of the themes covered in the book, is freely available here: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/schools-national-identities-french-speaking-africa-linda-gardelle-camille-jacob/e/10.4324/9780429288944?refId=f450fab0-d7a5-483f-a617-271b6b98b254 The US government’s move to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed territory of Western Sahara has renewed debates over the future […]

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