About Meriem El Haitami

Meriem El Haitami is a doctoral student at the University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah in Fez, Morocco. She is also a Fulbright Research Scholar at SUNY Binghamton. El Haitami's PhD research addresses the dynamics of female religious authority and activism in contemporary Morocco.

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Mariam Ali

Mariam Ali is Associate Editor for openDemocracy's Arab Awakening page.

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Women in Morocco: political and religious power

Whilst women are struggling to gain access to parliament in Morocco, in the religious field they are gaining ground as a legitimate authority. Whether female religious authorities will contribute to the empowerment of Moroccan women in the long-term remains to be seen.

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