New Post-Uprisings Feminist Voices in North Africa

Fatima Sadiqi (Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University)

The 2010-2011 uprisings in the Maghrib were instigated by new actors, and also by the new ambiguities that postcolonial rule in the region created. After more than a decade, substantial changes in feminist contestation strategies and practices are changing the post-uprisings era and transforming feminisms and gender politics from within. Conceptually, I adopt an overarching theoretical framework that I call the Center (Sadiqi 2020), an ideological shifting framework at the crossroads of culture, religion, and gender politics where diverse gender-based discourses, sometimes with different ideologies converse. Both continuities and discontinuities are part of this space of conversation.