In Morocco, women have achieved impressive gains over the past decades, both legally and economically, and the human development index shows clear improvements in a wide range of areas, namely girl’s access to schooling or a decline in maternal mortality.
But why do women in Morocco play such a small part in the political, economic and social arenas?
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A Danish-Moroccan book project reverses the stereotypical images of Moroccan women. The book Moroccan women: Invisible success stories contains personal stories told by 14 successfull Moroccan women from all levels of society and in business life, meant to inspire other women. The book was launched in Denmark earlier this week with attendance from among others the Moroccan ambassador, Raja Ghannam. Head of KVINFO's MENA department, Lisbeth Pilegaard, said in her presentation that the book is a farewell to the conception of Moroccan women as victims, fragile individuals that do not participate in society. The book is produced as a part of KVINFO's bilateral project Women Economic Decision Making and Leadership.
A Dutch "abortion boat" has set sail for Morocco, its first trip to a Muslim country, to provide abortions to women who are exposed to grave health risks if treated domestically, its organizer said on Monday.
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Half of the violence against women in Morocco comes from their own husbands, a situation that needs to change, a minister from the North African nation said Monday. Read more at al-akhbar.com
Also, read 'Morocco addresses violence against women' about a regional conference on the prevention of violence against women that opened Monday in Rabat at magharebia.com
استضافت العاصمة المغربية، بين الخامس والثاني عشر من الشهر الحالي، الدورة التاسعة للمهرجان الدولي للحكاية، وذلك بمشاركة باحثين من شمال وجنوب المتوسط، بحثوا وضع المرأة في الحكاية الشعبية، وخلصوا إلى وجود نقط تشابه وتماثل كبيرة بين حكايات الشعوب المتوسطية في استحضار أدوار النساء وتحديد سمات شخصياتهن وخصائصهن الذهنية والسلوكية.
إقراء المزيد في addustour.com
Human rights and women's groups in Tunisia are gearing up for a peaceful demonstration in Tunis on Women's Day today, Monday, Tunisia Live reported. In order to preserve the festive atmosphere of the day, the NGOs decided to adhere to the interior ministry ban on demonstrations along Avenue Habib Bourguiba.
A Moroccan rights organization launched an awareness campaign against the veiling of young girls, describing it as a major form of child abuse.
Under the slogan “So that girls won’t live in eternal darkness,” the Center for Woman’s Equality launched a campaign that aims to counter the phenomenon of forcing girls between the ages of three and 10 to wear the headscarf.
Read more at alarabiya.net
Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development and the only female minister in the government of Abdelilah Benkirane, believes that women did not enter the government for many reasons. One of these reasons, she said, is the hegemony of the male culture.
Read the full interview at asharq-e.com