Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- The secretary general of the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS)[deemed a very liberal party], Nabil Benabdellah said yesterday in the wake of a party meeting, organized by the women section of the PPS in Rabat, that “we need the efforts of all parties, including that of Morocco’s civil society, to push for the adoption of the recently proposed laws that will instill equality between men and women, and halt violence against women once for all.”
“As a liberal party, we did not see any confrontation from Morocco’s Justice and Development party [deemed as Islamist] when we drafted the prospective laws, at least from Moroccan Minister of Family Bassima Hakkaoui [belonging to the PJD and the first woman with a head scarf to be appointed as a minister in Morocco].”
“Bassima seems to be confronting honestly herself more on the question of women in Morocco, than confronting us, or anyone at that.
“We were surprised actually to see that it was the people who describe themselves as “liberals” whom opposed harshly the proposed laws.
“You ladies [speaking to the female section of his party] should know that those whom the one may label as having a reactionary mind did not halt the adoption of those prospective laws [Referring to the PJD party]
“And you should know, low and behold, that those ones the one expects to push for the adoption of the laws in question, are putting the cart before the horse,” Benabdellah stressed.
The Moroccan Times.