The Development of the Feminist Movement in Tunisia 1920s-2000s

By Khedija Arfaoui.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Tunisian women started organizing by supporting the nationalist movement. State feminism began in the early fifties and the autonomous feminist movement in the late seventies.

Keywords: Feminism, State Feminism, Code of Personal Status, Equality, Secular, The Autonomous Feminist Movement

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 8, pp.53-60. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.853MB).

Dr. Khedija Arfaoui

Dr. Khedija ARFAOUI studied English at the University of Tunis where she obtained her B.A. in 1966 and her Certificate of Aptitude to Research on Afro-American Women in 1976. She had her M. Phil. in American Studies and Women’s Studies from the George Washington University (where she was a teaching assistant during two years) in 1992, and her Doctorate from Manouba University in 1996. She taught American Studies, Human Rights and Women’s Studies at the Higher Institute of Languages in Tunis and Manouba University until she retired in 2002. She is still supervising research work. Dr. Arfaoui is interested in research, most particularly on women’s issues, Islam, human rights and peace. An environmentalist at heart, she founded the Association of Development and Protection of the Environment (ADPE) which she chaired during ten years. She is also a feminist and has been an active member of the Association of Tunisian Women for Research and Development (AFTURD)


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