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Underage marriage has many complex reasons, which may be divided into two main types, related, respectively, to poverty and religious dogma.
A recommendation by the Moroccan National Council for Human Rights on 20 October 2015 that all forms of discrimination against women, including in matters of inheritance, be eliminated led to a raging debate between supporters and...
Are the Arab world and homosexuality incompatible? One might think so, given the news about anti-gay sentiment, raids on secret gatherings of gay people, and even death sentences. However, there are also examples of gay emancipat...
Women's movements fought for authority in a space-based patriarchy and managed to penetrate the public spheres of power, especially civil society. Despite some setbacks, the movements managed to make significant educational, socia...
The extremely rare public display of support for gay rights was followed by calls in the media for the government and religious authorities to come to the rescue of a society dangerously poised on the brink of the moral abyss by l...
In the MENA region and elsewhere in the world, the #metoo campaign has allowed women to share, express and illustrate the magnitude of the issue. Now, real actions should be taken to address it.
The 16 alleged homosexuals were sentenced to three years in prison in late November 2017. However, 67 MPs proposed a draft bill to outlaw same-sex relationships, promoting homosexuality, promoting or advertising LGBT gatherings an...
Two camps have emerged in the debate over how to view and discuss homosexuality. Those who accept homosexuality generally call for universal human rights to be upheld; those who reject homosexuality regard it as a threat to Morocc...
Whatever the opinion of the Moroccan or Tunisian people, the debates on inheritance have lifted the taboo that has surrounded the issue for decades. In both countries, equality of the sexes is inscribed in their post-Arab Spring c...
There is considerable space for homosexual relations. The only rule is that gays and lesbians must conform to the norms of the country’s Wahhabi doctrine in public. In private, Saudi authorities often have little suspicion of ho...

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