Rabat - This year is crucial for women’s rights as global movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp are paying particular attention to the discriminatory rules and behavior that relegate women to a secondary status at home and in public spaces. Yet, while women in the West are struggling against gender bias, in Muslim countries they remain entangled in subsistence problems. One should not overlook the fact that in the poorest communities, poverty, unemployment, violence and prejudice against women are prevalent barriers to gender equality.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2014. Gender Equality- Bad News for Moroccan Women
Moha Ennaji is an author and international consultant.