Morocco women march to demand gender equality

Morocco women march to demand gender equality

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

Women provide ‘spiritual security’ in Morocco

Women provide ‘spiritual security’ in Morocco

Samantha Harrington – Christian Science Monitor – Thursday, 19 December 2013 The Kingdom of Morocco has armed itself with a dramatically different weapon: using the soft power of religious women to quell violence before it happens. They call it “spiritual security.” Sanae Elmarouani, 23, already holds a Master’s degree in Islamic studies. But she’s happy […]

Moroccan women build land rights movement

Moroccan women build land rights movement

Stacy Wheeler – Global Post –  Wednesday, 25 July 2012 (originally published 18 Jul) RABAT, Morocco — When Rkia Bellot’s family sold their communal land in 2004, each of her eight brothers received a share of the proceeds. But Bellot, a single woman, got nothing. That’s because Bellot’s family land was part of the 37 […]

Women of the World Unite for Rights

Women of the World Unite for Rights

Jennifer Hattam – IPS – Thursday, 26 April 2012 (originally published 23 Apr) ISTANBUL, Apr 23, 2012 (IPS) – The world’s recent financial and political upheavals have not been kind to women. In Libya’s Tripoli, female suicide rates increased tenfold during the revolution, while dismal job prospects have young Greek women abandoning their career aspirations, […]

Rape: An ongoing point of suffering

Rape: An ongoing point of suffering

Loubna Flah – WNN Opinion (WNN) Opinion/Morocco World News: Rape is one the most abominable crimes committed against women. The perpetration of rape is not only a physical assault but mainly a lethal attack on human dignity. Its repercussions on women’s psyche are grave and the damage caused to the rape victim is almost irremediable. […]

Gender laws Morocco uphold dignity and the rights of women

Gender laws Morocco uphold dignity and the rights of women

Fatima Outaleb – WNN Opinion (WNN) Opinion Rabat, MOROCCO: According to a recent study by Morocco’s High Commission for Planning, the national institute for statistical analysis, 68 per cent of Moroccan women have experienced domestic violence and 48 per cent have been subjected to psychological abuse. This is a shocking statistic and reveals how much […]