The New York Times published today an article that shed the light on gender inequality in Morocco.
The article voiced Moroccan gender inequality activists, at the image of Ms. Kouzzi, a human rights worker, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a research associate specializing in women and Islamic law at the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law at the University of London, Abdellah Tourabi, a political science researcher and the editor of the Moroccan monthly magazine Zamane, and others.
They all expressed their opinions on gender inequality in Morocco and on how a prospective change of the situation may look like in the horizon.
The article also brought forth Driss lachgar’s last controversial comments on inheritance and failed not to quote King Mohammed VI historic address, in the eve of the new family code in 2003, “I can’t in my capacity as commander of the faithful, permit what God has forbidden, nor forbid what the Almighty has allowed.”
The participants brought forth only inheritance as the main “impediment” to Gender inequality in Morocco.
You can find the article on the New York Times website: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/17/world/africa/gender-inequality-in-morocco-continues-despite-amendments-to-family-law.html?_r=0