RABAT, Morocco (TMT)- Around 600 Moroccan women took to the adjacent streets of the Moroccan parliament in Rabat yesterday to protest against what they called “the persistence of child marriage in Morocco”, “discrimination against unwed mothers“, “discrimination against Moroccan women at workplace”, “the lack of equality between men and women“, “sexual harassment,” among others.
Among the array of slogans the protesters were chanting, the one recalls: “No. No To marrying little girls“, “Women Want The Instilling of Equality”, “Women Want Justice“, “Unwed mothers’ rights are forgotten” and “The Victims are Here But Were is the Justice?”
The protesters started their march in front of the Moroccan parliament before settling in front of the Moroccan Ministry of Justice as they called on the minister of Justice to scrap various laws that are “against instilling equality between men and women in Morocco.”
Towards the end of the protest, everybody started singing together “dear Moroccan men, let’s put hand and hand together and walk towards peace and love,” before launching helium filled balloons towards space.
The Moroccan Times.