Saturday, August 16, 2008

Moroccan Women - the Future

In Morocco, King Mohammad VI believes women are the pathway to the future.

From the Daily Star:
"Women, he believes, can be the purveyors of a mainstream humanitarian Islamic message.

At the heart of King Mohammad's initiative is the recruitment and education of female guides. This initiative first made news in April 2006 when the Moroccan government announced that the first 50 had graduated.

They will work in local communities helping women with religious questions and giving support in schools and prisons. By working face-to-face in the community, women (still the primary care givers and nurturers in Moroccan society through their role as mothers, sisters, aunts, friends and community guardians), will present the mainstream face of Islam and curtail fundamentalist violent excesses."

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