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It all began on March 8th: feminism and fatwas......

Moroccan women won profound changes in their status when the Family law was reformed.

Jane Gabriel
6 April 2009
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Twenty one years after the publication of Morocco's first feminist magazine called ‘March 8th' Moroccan women won profound changes in their status when the Family law (Mudawana). was reformed in 2004. Jane Gabriel has been in Rabat speaking to Latifa Jbabdi and Fatima Outaleb, two of the women behind the reform, about the strategies the women's movement has adopted over the years to deal with their main opponent, the conservative Islamic authorities.

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