[The Hill] Hopeful signs for religious reform in the Arab world

Edward Gabriel, the U.S. ambassador to Morocco from 1997-2001, published an op-ed on Moroccan efforts to teach moderate religious values focused on tolerance and openness to counter extremism and radical religious interpretation: The Hill (April 9, 2018) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s visit to the United States has generated much press and excitement about the future monarch, a leader who appears to be committed to religious, socio-economic and ...

In Morocco, First Lady Michelle Obama Promotes Girls’ Education, Announces New Programming

Washington, DC, June 28, 2016 (MACP) — First Lady Michelle Obama is in Morocco today and Wednesday to promote her Let Girls Learn initiative. Launched in March 2015, the initiative brings together the Department of State, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and other agencies and programs to help adolescent girls worldwide attain a quality education. “It just makes sense for ...

Michelle Obama to announce nearly $100 million for education in Morocco | Chicago Tribune

First Lady Michelle Obama, currently traveling in Morocco with her daughters, announces $100m for education in Morocco: First lady Michelle Obama is relying heavily on social media to tout an overseas trip tied to the Let Girls Learn campaign, which is aiming to get an estimated 62 million uneducated girls into school. Obama started a Snapchat account with help from celebrities including James Corden of “The Late Late Show,” with ...

In Morocco’s Atlas mountains, Berber girls find the way out of rural poverty: an education | The Guardian

The Guardian profiled the Moroccan NGO Education For All, which provides accommodation, food, and extra academic support for girls in rural Morocco who otherwise may not have access to education: Zahra [one of EFA's students] bubbles with enthusiasm for the chance that has been handed to her: “At primary school, I really enjoyed studying but I knew there was little chance I would get to go to secondary school. When ...

Moroccan Women Continue the Fight for Rights | Women News Network

The President of Morocco’s Federation of the Democratic League for Women’s Rights on how civil society has achieved great gains for women: I have been fighting for women’s rights in Morocco for almost 40 years, and while we don’t yet have a month dedicated to commemorating women’s history as American women do, we have had many victories. And despite setbacks, I continue to have great hope for the future of ...
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