Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- In an opinion article written in Arabic, well known Moroccan medical doctor, Islamic feminist, author, and intellectual Asmaae Lamrabet said that 80% of the medical crew fighting the novel coronavirus is composed of women.
“Moroccan Women represent 80% of the medical crew on the front line of the COVID-19 battle,” Lamrabet said.
Lamrabet outlined that her statement should not be seen “as gender discrimination in this field (health sector), but I say and stress that the burden is greater on women than men, due to the accumulation of responsibilities” Moroccan women have to endure in comparison to Moroccan men.
Explaining further, Lamrated noted that “female doctors and nurses are working to exhaustion, especially since they bear the brunt of (in the Moroccan culture) other responsibilities like housekeeping, parental school responsibility, and are taking care of the upbringing of their kids, and then they have to work in such difficult circumstances (the frail Moroccan health infrastructure).”
The Moroccan Times.