Moroccan Women Continue the Fight for Rights

Fouzia Assouli, President of the Federation of the Democratic League for Women’s Rights – WNN Soapbox (WNN)   I have been fighting for women’s rights in Morocco for almost 40 years, and while we don’t yet have a month dedicated to commemorating women’s history as American women do, we have had many victories. And despite setbacks, […]

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 […]

American exchange student shares her life and lessons in Morocco

American exchange student shares her life and lessons in Morocco

Emily Goshey – WNN Opinion (WNN) Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.: Those who travel to Morocco always start with an idea of what life out there will be like. Sometimes romantic visions of exotic, oriental lifestyles lead to false expectations, and in other cases careful preparation and pre-departure research allows for a realistic understanding of what is to […]

MOROCCO: Ministry of Justice denies culpability after young bride suicide

MOROCCO: Ministry of Justice denies culpability after young bride suicide

Rachid Khouya – WNN Opinion (WNN/MWN): Smara, MOROCCO: Morocco’s Ministry of Justice has finally issued a statement regarding the controversy surrounding the tragic suicide of rape victim Amina Filali. According to the Ministry, the judge did not violate any court procedure when he issued a ruling that forced Amina to marry her rapist and tormentor. […]