Morocco women march to demand gender equality

bur/tl/bpz – Daily Star – Tuesday, 15 April 2014 (originally published 13 Apr)

800 Moroccans, mostly women protesters
Anti-government protesters from the 20th February movement, the Moroccan Arab Spring movement, shout as thousands of workers protest against the Moroccan government in Casablanca, Morocco, Sunday, April 6, 2014. Image: Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP Photo

RABAT: A group of around 800 Moroccans, mostly women, staged a march in the capital Rabat on Sunday demanding that a constitutional guarantee of gender equality be applied in the kingdom.

The march from the city center to parliament was led by the Civil Coalition for the Application of Article 19, which is reportedly made up of some 500 NGOs, and was joined by civil society organizations, lawmakers, rights groups and lawyers.

Participants carried banners demanding a “comprehensive review of all discriminatory laws”, “women’s safety in public places”, and “equality as a right, not a privilege” . . .

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