Africa at Noon: Why do Autocrats Adopt Women’s Rights Reforms? Contrasting the Maghreb and the Middle East
Talk by Aili Tripp, Professor of Political Science and Chair of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin- Madison
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
206 Ingraham Hall
Based on a forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press, this talk looks at both domestic and international factors behind why non-democratic governments in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia adopted women’s rights reforms. This presentation also explains why these three countries are passing legislation around women’s rights almost in tandem, and why these countries have been on a faster trajectory than the Middle East regarding women’s rights over the past 15 years.