Monday, 14 May 2007

Problem and solutions

Unwed mothers are outcast in Islamic society. This article is written by Mariane Pearl describing the horror of the problem and how Morocco is working to solve it.

In 2004 there was a new Moroccan Family Law passed that is also addressing the problem, but nothing is solved overnight. You have to institute small steps that can be repeated over and over to a solution.

This is a detailed description of the new Family Law Act of 2004

kudos to The Morocco Report that addressed this issue on a 10 May 2007 posting


jessica said...

what an amazing woman aicha is. unbelievable that this can go on. yes, little by little it needs to change. thank you for the information.

lady macleod said...

I agree she is amazing. It seems throughout history when there is a need these type of brave, capable people step up.

You're welcome, and thank you for coming by.

The Good Woman said...

What a story - heartbreaking and inspirational in turns.

lady macleod said...

Exactly! Change in a society is like to moving the geographic plates, you have to move slowly lest you cause an earthquake. It would be so much easier if we could implement change that is so much for the better with a snap of the fingers. Courage of this kind of woman will bring change here, just as the feminine heroines of the U.S. and Britain did in their time - and are still doing. I believe it.

Nienke Hinton said...

Hey Lady M. - I just met another writer/blogger today that lives in Morocco. Thought you might want to check her blog out, maybe start up a dialogue. Cat in Rabat is here:

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Oh yes, this is a complex issue. I once had an unwed mother and her baby living in my house.

If you are interested in efforts being made to raise awareness on the Moudawana, look to Global Rights with their office in Rabat. They are a wealth of information.

lady macleod said...


Thank you for the tip, and thanks for coming by.

lady macleod said...


Fabulous, thank you for the data.I will definately look into it.