Photo of the Day: Moroccans march for gender equality

Moroccan women protesting

(Photo credit: Fadel Senna/AFP)

This weekend, hundreds of protestors marched in Rabat to demand that Morocco implement a constitutional guarantee of gender equality.

Article 19 of Morocco’s 2011 constitution supposedly guarantees that “men and women enjoy on an equal footing civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental rights and freedoms,” but the coalition of 500 civil society and human rights groups that organized the protest say the government is ”stalling in the application of laws that protect women from violence and discrimination.”

(h/t Raw Story)

Maya DusenberyMaya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.

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