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MES Lecture Series: Aili Mari Tripp
February 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Title: “Women’s Rights Reform in Algeria: Why the Maghreb Differs from the Middle East”
The talk looks at women’s rights reforms in Algeria since the Black Decade (1992-2002) to show how Algeria is converging with Tunisia and Morocco in legislative and constitutional reforms, but also why these trends differ from trends in the Middle East, where these reforms have been much slower. It also looks at the limitations of women’s rights reforms in Algeria.
About the presenter:
Aili Mari Tripp is Wangari Maathai Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tripp’s research has focused in recent years on women and politics in Africa, women’s movements in Africa, and transnational feminism. Her current research involves a comparative study of women and legal reform in North Africa. She is also coordinating a related research project on Women and Peacebuilding in Africa, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Foreign Ministry of Norway, involving research in northern Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Algeria, and Somalia. She is author of several award winning books, including Women and Power in Postconflict Africa (2015), Museveni’s Uganda: Paradoxes of Power in a Hybrid Regime (2010), African Women’s Movements: Transforming Political Landscapes (2009) with Isabel Casimiro, Joy Kwesiga, and Alice Mungwa, and Women and Politics in Uganda (2000).