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Algiers



Are there problems with ethnic or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

Yes, prejudice against African immigrants, occasional repression of minority religions (anything other than their version of Sunni Islam), and women are often harassed on the street and have legal challenges, though fewer than other countries in the Arab world. - Sep 19, 2016
Ethnic in the south and the east but you won't be exposed to that.

Is there gender equality? No. BUT for an Arab country (in the capital) its not terrible. So a D but raised to a B- on the curve. - Jun 9, 2016


Not really. - Mar 15, 2014
This is a Muslim country so I am sure there is. - Oct 25, 2013
I can't really speak to this. - Dec 18, 2011
There are the usual problems being in a mostly Muslim country. Actually it was pretty relaxed in Algiers. I could wear my bikini on the beach and short sleeves, and pretty normal clothing actually. I was surprised. It is best to be respectful though and cover up a little. I wore long sleeved, lose fitting tops and dresses over jeans most of the time. - Sep 23, 2008
They are quite liberal towards foreigners. Still expats are supposed to behave according to common sense criteria. - May 9, 2008
Yes, recent media reports indicate that members of the Catholic/Christian community are being scrutinized more for their activities in Algeria. - Mar 4, 2008
None that I have noticed except for people trying to kill you because you don't follow their brand of Islam. - Mar 3, 2008
There seems to be some tension between Berber and Arab, but it hasn't (yet) erupted into violence... at least in Algiers. Women work in every sort of business but normally in traditional roles. There's still a lot of French influence so it's not like many Muslim areas. - Feb 25, 2008