Sunday, March 8, 2009

Moroccan Women

From the New Zealand Herald:
"It was backed by the king and finally passed, a hotly disputed reform to empower women, cast off their vulnerability and set a trend in North Africa -- Morocco's landmark 2004 family law.

Five years later, the reform of "Mudawana", as it is called, is "positive overall" but still falls short of expectations, according to the rights' activist and outspoken head of Morocco's Democratic League for Women's Rights (LDDP), Fouzia Assouli.

Moroccans today have "embraced the idea of women's rights but we are still behind in terms of society's expectations," she said in an interview ahead of International Women's Day on March 8.

Her group was created in 1993 and today counts 13,000 members in this North African country that, much like Turkey, often acts as a link between the Arab and Western world."

1 comment:

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