Soumya Naâmane Guessous

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Soumya Naâmane Guessous is a Moroccan sociologist, champion of women's rights and author of the book Au-delà de toute pudeur; La Sexualité feminine au Maroc, Casablanca: Eddif, 10th edition., 1997, 280 p., first published in 1990. Based on Guessous' academic research in the 1980s, the book became soon a best-seller in Morocco.

She graduated as a doctor in sociology at the Université Paris VIII and teaches (as of 1994) at the Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines of Ben M'Sick, part of University Hassan II in Casablanca. [1]

Guessous has launched a campaign for the transmission of Moroccan citizenship by the mother to her children, a right that as of 2006 is exclusively reserved for fathers.

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