Rabat - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there problems with ethnic, race/racial minorities or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

Street harassment of young women is common. - Apr 2018

It's a Muslim-majority country, so women are still discriminated against, though it's probably one of the best such countries and getting better. Many women have stopped wearing even the hijab and it is getting freer and easier. That being said, as a woman, I hesitate to go very far alone at night, for example.

I have noticed no explicit prejudices otherwise. - Oct 2017

Gender equality has come a long way in the last 10-15 years. Still not perfect, but better than a lot of other places.

Dark-skinned Africans, refugees and migrants are definitely discriminated against. I have witnessed Moroccans swerving their cars in an attempt to strike the dark-skinned beggars on the street. It's very real. - Oct 2017

Gender yes. I have heard that dark skinned women feel it more. - Jul 2014

Yes. Moroccans range from red hair and green eyes to sub-Saharan African in origin, but despite claims to the contrary, darker skin tends to mean less social status. Women get a lot of sexual harassment; I know several blondes who dyed their hair another color, but of course it doesn't just happen to blondes by any means. - Nov 2011

How Arab Moroccans, as opposed to Bedu or Berber, treat sub-Saharan Africans like dogs. - Nov 2011

Moroccan law allows people to worship their own religion freely as long as they do not try to convert others to their persuasion. Evangelicals are not welcome. They also don't want other Moslem sects trying to convert Moroccans who follow the Maliki version of Islam to other sects such as Sh'ia, or Wahabism. - Sep 2011

None that I've encountered. - Jun 2008

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