Al-Nour Party has reservations on the article on gender equality drafted by the Constituent Assembly tasked with amending the suspended 2012 constitution, according to party and backup assembly member Salah Abdel Maaboud.
Moroccan lawmakers have drafted a bill threatening jail terms for sexual harassment that will soon be submitted to parliament.The proposed law would affect the author of "any unwelcome act against a third party in public spaces, whether an act, remark or gesture of a sexual nature, or intended to obtain a sexual act," said Arabic-language daily Al-Massae yesterday.
If the case on parental custody after divorce has ended up in a deadlock, or if the case about marital violence is not solved ideally with a court settlement, then mediation by a judge may be the way to go. In a short while Moroccan judges and other professionals working in the field will have a new tool for conflict resolution via mediation. The Moroccan Higher Institute of Judicial Authorities and KVINFO in partnership are about to launch a pedagogical and easy to use guide to mediation. The guide will be free of charge and immediately accessible online. It is one of the elements in a project that supports the practical use of the reformed Moroccan family code of 2004. The guide will be launched at a conference at the occasion of the upcoming 10 year anniversary of the family code.
“One lesson from the 1979 Iranian revolution and the 2011 Arab revolutions is that activists seeking to promote women’s rights, human rights and the transition to democracy must challenge patriarchy from within the Muslim legal tradition.”
So writes Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a legal anthropologist and a founding member of Musawah Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family.
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Orthodox Jewish groups protested against women performing certain rituals at the Western Wall.
Now, Jerusalem's district court has upheld a ruling that Israeli security forces were wrong to arrest women who were praying at the Western Wall.
Read more at BBC.
UN-backed reconciliation talks have begun in Yemen aimed at drafting a new constitution and preparing for full democratic elections in February 2014.
More than 500 representatives of various political groups will take part in the discussions in Sanaa, which are expected to last six months.
Read more at BBC.