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dc.contributor.authorSmail Salhi, Zahia*
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:12:43Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:12:43Zen
dc.date.issued2003-11-01en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/741954367en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131529en
dc.descriptionWomen's struggle for both equality and national liberation are crucial to democracy: if a democratic state is one in which citizens have the right to participate in society and the way it is governed, women must, automatically, be included in the equation. Yet in many so-called democratic states, women lack full citizenship. This article traces Algerian women's struggle for full citizenship after the national liberation struggle ended in 1962. The Algerian Family Code, which became law in 1984, proclaims women to be minors under the law, and defines them as existing only in so far as they are daughters, mothers, or wives. Algerian women are demanding that the government repeal the Family Code; challenging patriarchal values that prevail in Algerian society; and resisting and fighting Islamic fundamentalism. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent9en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/algerian-women-citizenship-and-the-family-code-131529
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenship
dc.titleAlgerian women, citizenship, and the 'Family Code'en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryAlgeriaen
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameCitizenshipen
prism.number3en
prism.volume11en
dc.year.issuedate2003en


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