In Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, we have carried out community level action research on women’s rights issues. With the participation of a diversity of stakeholders, our action research aims to promote a collective approach to problem identification, analysis, knowledge production, the development of solutions, and social action.
Through a multifaceted methodology including focus group and key informant interviews, a researcher training series, and online surveys, our action research integrates a diversity of women at the grassroots level, lawyers, NGOs and public authorities.
Topics addressed in our action research include the strategic use of the marriage contract to promote women’s rights, the economic and social costs of violence against women, and the responsiveness of parliamentarians to NGO advocacy.
We use the results of our action research to inform and strengthen our legislative advocacy.