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.
Read more at Bikya.
Arabic version by the international network Women Living Under Muslim Laws here.
Arab women in leading positions in their fields of medicine, human rights, media and business, speaks about the role of women in the changes taking place as a result of the Arab Spring.
Listen to the radio programme at ABC.
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.
Read more at watch video at Huffington Post.
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.
Nazra is a partner organisation to KVINFO.
Read more at Nazra for Women's Studies.