Human Rights

Morocco Amends Nationality Code

January 25, 2007

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On January 18, 2007, the Moroccan Government passed a bill to reform the country's nationality code which will enable women the right to pass on their nationality to their children. The law was amended in line with the country's family code, the Moudawana, meaning that only Moroccan women who have married Muslim men in accordance with the Moudawana would benefit.

A Stranger In My Own Country

December 13, 2006

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Asma is a wife and mother of four boys and three girls. She and her husband are Kuwaitis of Palestinian origin. Asma moved to Palestine in 1997 with her family on a visitor’s visa in the hope of becoming permanent residents. However, ten years later their application still has not been approved. Without legal status, Asma continuously struggles to keep her family together, as well as to keep her children in school.

Mauritania Launches Equal Citizenship Campaign

November 10, 2006

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Mauritania is a party to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) with reservations on any part of the convention that is contrary to Islamic Sharia law or against the Mauritanian Constitution. AFCF asserts that equal citizenship rights are not against Sharia or the Constitution and should therefore be granted to Mauritanian women.

Campaign Launch Podcast #3 of 6: Amina Lemrini, Executive Committee Member of ADFM

November 9, 2006

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Nationality Campaign activists in Morocco pursued two approaches in order to affect legislative change: (1) They lobbied policy makers, government, and parliamentarians, (2) They conducted a public awareness campaign using the testimonies of victims. Listen to the podcast to hear about the resulting successes of Moroccan women activists.

Egypt: Focus on Legislation

September 20, 2006

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In 2004, Egypt granted children of Egyptian women married to non-nationals the right to citizenship, given that they meet certain requirements. Women’s groups mobilized and specifically focused on reforming Articles 2 and 3 of the Nationality Law of 1975.

A Mother's Cry

August 25, 2006

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Isn’t it so unfair what you are doing to your own daughters? Don’t ask why we got married to a certain man. It’s our right to marry who we love.

Morocco Adopts Landmark Family Law Supporting Women’s Equality

June 19, 2006

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On January 25, 2004, the government of Morocco adopted a new landmark Family Law supporting women’s equality and granting them new rights in marriage and divorce, among others.

Women in Morocco Work Together Against Violence

June 15, 2006

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WLP partner Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) coordinates a much-needed national network of violence against women centers in Morocco called ANARUZ. The centers provide legal services to women victims of violence, gather data about the problem of violence against women in Morocco, raise awareness of gender-based violence, and advocate for policy and legal reforms to protect women and reduce violence.

International Symposium - Leading to Change: Eliminating Violence Against Women in Muslim Societies

March 2, 2006

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"Violence against women is an obstacle to the achievement of the objectives of equality, development, and peace. Violence against women both violates and impairs or nullifies the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Launch of Translation Series: New Advocacy Tool for the Reform of Family Law in Muslim-Majority Societies

March 2, 2006

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Family law in Muslim-majority societies governs every aspect of a woman’s life – from minimum age and conditions of marriage, to divorce, child custody, and the right to work, travel, or decide on a place of residence. The reform of family law is therefore crucial to women’s ability to participate on equal terms in both family life and public life. In each thematic module, the Guide presents the current state of the law, then proposes religious, human rights, sociological, and domestic legal arguments for reform, well-supported by relevant data.

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