Arab Reform Initiative Highlights Successes of Morocco’s Women’s Rights Movement

September 13, 2022

The women’s rights movement in Morocco has been effective at advocating for political reform in the past couple decades, demonstrated by the proclamation of gender equality in the country’s revised constitution of 2011. As part of a student essay contest, the Arab Reform Initiative published an essay highlighting how the successes of the women’s movement in Morocco can be used as a guide for feminist social movements around the world to drive political change. The author argues that in Morocco, having a clear movement identity with concretely stated grievances helped to bring different parts of the feminist movement together to confront barriers to equal rights for women, and that a similar strategy can be replicated for feminist movements around the world.

Read the fully essay here.