Countless Moroccan women continue to face abuse and sexual violence at the hands of their husbands. About 6 million women in Morocco are victims of violence, or around one in three.
Morocco’s Social Development Minister Bassima Hakkaoui, the only female minister in the country, says she would try to push forward a law protecting women that has been stuck in Parliament for eight years.
The Lebanese organisation ABAAD breaks new ground with its innovative work on masculinities giving insights into – for example – how gender inequalities are transformed and violence is reduced when men become agents of change.
Reports say that Amina Tyler – the Tunisian activists baring her breasts on Facebook – has been arrested for writing ‘Femen’, on a cementery wall in the holy town on Kairouan in Tunisia. Femen is a feminist organisation from Ukraine.
The Women Human Rights Defenders program at Nazra for Feminist Studies is launching its manual on Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) tailored specifically for an Egyptian context.
The manual includes sections on Egyptian legislation and military verdicts used to constrain public action; regional and international mechanisms that WHRDs can utilize to report violations committed against them; and security tips that can be of special use during perilous circumstances.