Ms. magazine  -- more than a magazine a movement

SIGN UP FOR MS. DIGEST, JOBS, NEWS AND ALERTS

FEMINIST WIRE NEWSBRIEFS

ABOUT
SEE CURRENT ISSUE
SHOP MS. STORE
MS. IN THE CLASSROOM
FEMINIST DAILY WIRE
FEMINIST RESOURCES
PRESS
JOBS AT MS.
READ BACK ISSUES
CONTACT
RSS (XML)
 
feminist wire | daily newsbriefs

February-27-09

French Women's Group to Establish Official Chapter in Morocco

Ni Putes Ni Soumises, a French women's group working to combat violence against France's large Muslim women immigrant population plans to open its first formal chapter in Morocco.

The Moroccan government is not welcoming the groupís plans due to its feminist work and name, Ni Putes Ni Soumises, which translates to Neither Whores nor Submissive, according to VOA News. Morocco's Interior Ministry has said, "The trend of that association, which is engaged in respectable work in France, does not conform with the approach adopted in Morocco for dealing with issues related to the situation of women," according to Magharebia.

Ni Putes Ni Soumises, founded in 2003, has previously partnered with women's right groups in Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan to curtail violence and forced marriage in the Arab and Muslim cultures. The association's president, Sihem Habchi, hopes to continue to strengthen partnerships between European women's groups and the Muslim world.

Media Resources: VOA News 2/27/2009; Magharebi 2/26/2009


© Feminist Majority Foundation, publisher of Ms. magazine

If you liked this story, consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Ms. magazine.

 

 

Send to a Friend
Their
Your
Comments
(optional)


More Feminist News

2/26/2015 If This Bill Passes Federal Law Will Mandate Consent Education in Public Schools - Right now, federal law does not require health or sex education to include sexual assault prevention - but that could change with a new bill introduced by Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Tim Kaine (D-VA). The Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015, which was introduced earlier this month, would require all public secondary schools in the country to include teaching "safe relationship behavior" in order to help prevent domestic violence and sexual assault. . . .
 
2/26/2015 President Obama Pushed for Immigration Reform at a Florida International University Town Hall - President Obama attended an immigration town hall at Florida International University yesterday to discuss immigration policy. . . .
 
2/25/2015 Obama Just Vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline, But The Fight Isn't Over - President Obama used his executive powers to veto the highly contentious Keystone XL pipeline construction proposal yesterday. . . .