The 2004 Mudawwana Reforms and the Problem of Moroccan Masculinity


Mudawwana Reforms

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Perkins, E. (1). The 2004 Mudawwana Reforms and the Problem of Moroccan Masculinity. Al-Raida Journal, 99-104.


In October of 2003, King Mohammad VI announced his intention to radically improve women's rights by reforming Morocco's Mudawwana al Ahwal al Shakhsiyyah, or Code de Statut Personnel,1 and in January 2004, parliament unanimously accepted a series of dramatic changes based on his suggestions. The new set of laws, renamed the Mudawwana al Usrah, or Code de la Famille, promises to increase women's power and authority in family and public life.


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