By Edward Cody,
Marriage laws test Islamist government in Morocco: Women’s groups, human rights organizations, progressive politicians and millions of Western-oriented citizens in Morocco demand modernization of an Islamist law that protects an alleged rapist if he marries his victim, following the suicide of a teenage girl.
What challenges are women facing in this new political era?
Riz Khan Last Modified: 02 Mar 2011 15:18 GMT
Women are not merely joining protests to topple dictators,
they are at the centre of demanding social change.
Among the most prevalent Western stereotypes about Muslim countries are those concerning Muslim women: doe-eyed, veiled, and submissive, exotically silent, gauzy inhabitants of imagined harems, closeted behind rigid gender roles. So where were these women in Tunisia and Egypt?