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Why public areas remain a place of torment for Moroccan women

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Tangiers in Morocco. © Rachida El Azzouzi Tangiers in Morocco. © Rachida El Azzouzi

In the summer of 2017 two videos showing sexual assaults on women in Morocco, one in Tangiers, the other in Casablanca, caused outrage in the North African country. Yet though the government has for years been promising a law to protect women, progress has been slow. Academic Safaa Monqid explains to Rachida El Azzouzi how women are still excluded from public areas in Morocco and the Arab world in general.