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April 15, 2014

Moroccan women say, 'Equality is not a privilege'

Protesters march to tell government it's time to enforce gender equality.

Women's groups demonstrate to mark the International Women's Day in downtown Rabat, Morocco, March 8 2012. (EPA/ZACARIAS GARCIA)

Hundreds of Moroccan women demanding equal rights marched in the capital of Rabat on Sunday.

Demonstrators called on the government to implement Article 19 of the 2011 constitution, which states men and women have equal rights in the civil, political, economic, social, and environmental spheres. Many say the law has not been applied.

Some of the older legislation remains in place today. Inheritance law, which remains untouched, allows men to receive more property than women.

Both male and female demonstrators demanded social change for women. In the image below, protesters hold signs that read, "Liberty, dignity, and social justice".


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