There are two major women’s movements in Morocco: the Islamists who hold shariâ€™a as the platform for building a culture of womenâ€™s rights, and the feminists who
use the United Nationsâ€™ framework to amend shariâ€™a law. Between Feminism and Islam shows how the interactions of these movements over the past two decades have transformed the debates, the organization, and the strategies of each other.
In Between Feminism and Islam, Zakia Salime looks at three key movement moments: the 1992 feminist One Million Signature Campaign, the 2000 Islamist mass
rally opposing the reform of family law, and the 2003 Casablanca attacks by a group of Islamist radicals. At the core of these moments are disputes over legitimacy, national identity, gender representations, and political negotiations for shaping state gender
policies. Located at the intersection of feminism and Islam, these conflicts have led to the Islamization of feminists on the one hand and the feminization of Islamists on the other.
Zakia Salime is assistant professor of sociology and womenâ€™s and gender studies at Rutgers University.