Women in North Africa have made tremendous progress in promoting and upholding their rights. Women in this region—commonly known as the Maghreb—are at the forefront of the Arab world in terms of individual rights and gender equality, and constitute models for other Arab women to follow. A number of lessons may be drawn from the inspiring experience of women in North Africa, especially in Morocco and Tunisia.
Posted by Yusra: While in Washington, D.C., last month, I attended a forum on Muslim women’s rights titled “Women and the Politics of Change in the Middle East,” at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. It was sponsored by the Women’s Learning Partnership, an international NGO dedicated to women’s leadership and empowerment, especially in Muslim majority countries. The event was held to honor the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination (CEDAW). CEDAW is a U.N. treaty aimed at providing a universal framework for women’s rights.
Le Roi Mohammed VI avait, l’année dernière, décrété le 10 octobre Journée Nationale de la Femme en commémoration de l'anniversaire de la réforme du Code de la Famille. Mais, après plus de cinq ans d’application de la Moudawana, les opinions sont encore partagées sur le fait de savoir si ce nouveau Code est parvenu ou non à atteindre ses nobles intentions.
This unofficial English translation of the 2004 Moroccan Family Law (Moudawana) was prepared by a team of English and Arabic speaking lawyers at the Global Rights head office in Washington D.C. and their field office in Rabat, and a professional Arabic-English Moroccan translator.
Break the rules of fasting is "haram" (forbidden) for Muslims in Morocco and can be punished by a sentence of one to six months in prison and fines of almost 100 euros, according to Article 222 of the Moroccan Penal Code.
Fin août, aux premiers jours du ramadan, Zineb El-Rhazoui et une amie pédopsychiatre de 34 ans, Ibtissam Lachgar, ont créé un "groupe alternatif" sur le site social Facebook. Objectif : la défense au Maroc de "toutes les libertés".