Tag: women

Morocco’s Central Bank teams up with IFC to improve women’s access to finance

March 3, 2020

Bank Al Maghrib, Morocco’s central Bank, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have agreed to bolster their cooperation to enhance women's access to financing. Under ... Read More

Law Criminalizing Violence against Women Enters into Force in Morocco

September 13, 2018

As soon as a law criminalizing violence against women has entered into force this week, already three complaints were filed by women claiming to have ... Read More

Equal Inheritance Rights, Next Battle for Morocco’s Women

March 23, 2018

The resignation of Asma Lamrabet from the league of Moroccan Muslim scholars (Rabita Mohammedia) because of her support for equal inheritance rights between men and ... Read More

Moroccan Women will soon Pass Nationality to Foreign Spouses `

March 18, 2018

Morocco is working on new legislation enabling Moroccan women to pass nationality to their foreign spouses, said family minister Bassima Hakkaoui. “Borders should never deprive ... Read More

Morocco Approves Law Protecting Women from Violence

February 15, 2018

Morocco has made a major stride forward for the rights of women with the new law passed by the Parliament, criminalizing harassment, aggression, sexual exploitation ... Read More

Tunisia Scraps Law Banning Muslim Women from Marrying Men from other Faiths

September 16, 2017

Despite opposition from Muslim clerics, Tunisia passed a bill allowing Muslim women to marry non-Muslims in a bid to secure equal rights for Tunisia’s female ... Read More

Outrage Grows in Morocco after Sexual Assault on a Girl in Casablanca Bus

August 24, 2017

Hundreds of furious women staged mass sit-ins in Casablanca and Rabat in protest against the shocking sexual assault on a girl in a public bus ... Read More

Tunisians Divided Over Women‘s Inheritance Rights

August 18, 2017

Tunisians of all walks of life are divided over the issue of gender equality in inheritance rights. A controversial reform of the inheritance law unveiled ... Read More

Morocco: New Government Chief Unveils 2017-2021 Plan

April 20, 2017

The newly formed Moroccan government has unveiled its 2017-2021 plan as a continuation of the “reforms” launched by the previous government notably in terms of ... Read More

Libya: calling for women empowerment and equal opportunities

December 12, 2012

On the walls of Bab Al-Azizya, 34 murals have been unveiled by activists urging for women empowerment to attract more attention on their plight. The ... Read More