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FGM survivors may regain the ability to experience an orgasm due to new surgical technique

London - Lack of orgasm for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) may now be a thing of the past thanks to new surgery Women who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) may be able to regain the ability to experience an orgasm through a reconstructive surgery offered by a surgeon in France. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting, is defined by the World ...

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Families of 9/11 victims launch anti-Islamophobia campaign

Rabat- Family members of the victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York have launched an Anti-Islamophobia campaign to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the tragedy that claimed the lives of more than 3000 people. The campaign, which will be taking the form of bus ads, is designed to promote religious tolerance and interfaith unity especially that many people continue to hold Muslims responsible for the terr ...

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Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals More Likely to Have Mental Problems: survey

Taroudant, Morocco- Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals are more likely to have long-standing mental health problems and have unfavorable experiences with the UK National Health Service than their heterosexual counterparts, a new survey has found. One of the largest surveys of homosexuals in England, the study analyzed data from over two million people. Researchers from the RAND Corporation, the University of Cam ...

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One in 10 girls sexually abused in the world: UNICEF

Taroudant- Around 120 million girls around the world, nearly one in 10, have been subject to rape or sexual abuse by the time they turn 20, a new UN report has found. The report shows that the most common perpetrators of sexual violence against girls are current or former husbands, partners or boyfriends. The 206 pages report entitled “HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT A statistical analysis of violence against childre ...

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Spain Considers Banning the Burqa

Rabat- Spanish Minister of Interior Jorge Fernandez Diaz said on Wednesday that Spain would consider banning burqas (the full-face Islamic veil) as part of a package of planned new security reforms, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo. The Interior Minister, who was speaking at a press conference, said that the ban on Burqas could be included in Spain's Citizen Security Law. A draft bill that is yet to ...

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Brazil’s Town of Beauties Makes Appeal for Single Men

Rabat - A village in Brazil filled with over 600 attractive young women has made an appeal for single men.  But there is one condition: men must follow their rules. Noiva do Cordeiro, a small town located deep in the countryside of south-east Brazil, entirely  populated by attractive women, has reportedly adopted a “no men allowed” policy, since 1890s. Under the town of beauties law, sons are sent away once ...

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Young Moroccan Women Lured by Jihadists in Syria

Casablanca - An alarming phenomenon was recently highlighted in the bulk of Moroccan news media: young Moroccan women are joining the Jihadist movement ISIL. In its issue for this weekend, the Moroccan daily Al Ahdath Al Maghribiya presents accounts of several Moroccan women, of various ages and from different social classes, who joined ISIL as early as the beginning of the civil war in Syria. One of these ...

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Saudi Men Banned From Marrying Bengali, Pakistani, Chadian, Burmese Women

Meknes - A new law in Saudi Arabia bans men from Marrying Bengali, Pakistani, Chadian and Burmese women, while it sets new restrictive rules on marrying Moroccan women. According to the Saudi daily Makkah newspaper, any Saudi man who wishes to marry a Moroccan woman has to prove that her profile is free of any crimes and serious diseases, and that she is not a drug addict. Even though a Moroccan woman’s pro ...

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India: City of Guwahati Launched Buses for Women Only

Casablanca - The Indian city of Guwahati now has eight buses that only women are allowed to ride. This aims to stop the constant harassment they face, such as groping and staring. The state chief secretary Jitesh Khosla and district transport officials provided eight buses for women in Guwahati. In addition, boys under the age of eight will also be allowed to use the special buses. There are also special bu ...

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“Bastards”: A Documentary Film on Child Marriage in Morocco

Casablanca - "Bastards," a documentary film on child marriage in Morocco, shows women in their battles to gain legal recognition for their children, as well as for their forced marriages. One of these women is Rabha El Haimer, who openly shared her story with the award-winning documentary film maker, Deborah Perkin. On July 11,”Bastards” was released in the United Kingdom by documentary film maker, Deborah ...

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Human Rights Watch: Moroccan Government Should End the Criminalization of Homosexuality

Casablanca - Morocco’s Islam-based penal code punishes those convicted of the crime of “homosexuality” with six months to three years in jail, a sentence that Human Rights Watch (HRW) says cannot be tolerated.  According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the discrimination against homosexuals “violates fundamental human rights protected by international law.” The organization’s position that Morocco should end t ...

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Sentence Reduced for Two Moroccans Accused of Homosexuality

By Sapha Bouamara Rabat - Two Moroccans were sentenced to prison for “homosexuality”in Fqih Bensaleh. Their sentences were reduced after their defense lawyer said his clients were “victims of society.” Last May, a tribunal in the north-western city of Fkih Ben Saleh, 120 miles (200 kilometers) from Casablanca, sentenced six Moroccan men to three years imprisonment for “homosexuality.” On July 3, two of the ...

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