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Negotiation of meanings: violence and women's rights in the practice of NGOs in Morocco

Grant number: 12/18722-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Principal researcher:Guita Grin Debert
Grantee:Rebecca de Faria Slenes
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/04222-8 - Experiences and strategies fighting violence against women in Morocco, BE.EP.MS


Based on ethnographic research in Moroccan women rights nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and on interviews with activists in different regions of the country, I analyze the experiences and strategies of women working in NGOs to fight violence against women. The study reflects on the role of activists as mediators of a rights-based language between the local population, governmental institutions, and international funding agencies. The aim is to explore how notions of violence and rights are conceived and mobilized by these women and how their work it influenced by local and transnational factors, including religious language and human rights discourses. This work hopes to contribute to anthropological reflections on how rights networks of global reach are articulated in specific contexts. (AU)

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SLENES, Rebecca de Faria. Negotiating meanings. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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