Kin-Based Values and Attitudes Toward Gender Equality in Morocco and Egypt

  • Rahma Abdulkadir
  • Gail Buttorff
Part of the Comparative Feminist Studies book series (CFS)


Over half a century ago, in attempts to improve women’s status in Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt, long processes of amending family law were initiated. These processes led to family laws reforms in all three countries, most recently in Egypt and Morocco. Despite reforms in Morocco and Egypt, myriad obstacles remain to women’s rights, and to the improvement in women’s status, including poverty and literacy levels, access to education, as well as patriarchal culture and the judicial system. Using the 4th and 5th World Values Surveys conducted in Egypt and Morocco, this chapter offers a preliminary individual-level analysis of the role of patriarchal kin-based values on attitudes toward gender equality.


Tunisia Morocco Egypt Women Gender equality Family Law Patriarchy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rahma Abdulkadir
    • 1
  • Gail Buttorff
    • 2
  1. 1.New York University Abu DhabiNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.University of KansasLawrenceUSA

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