Post #12: Morocco’s Biggest Challenge

When looking at the present problems in Morocco, the country’s most challenging task is learning how to allocate its water usage. I’ve talked about this issue in several blog posts, but I feel that this issue is important enough to speak about more. The main reason for this is that I believe that water is life. Without water, there can’t be life. It’s a simple compound, but it is necessary for survival and future success.

Continue reading


Post #10: Human Trafficking in Morocco

There are many problems within Morocco, and human trafficking is, sadly, one of them. Morocco serves as a transit country for sex trafficking, and there are millions of men and women of all ages who are trafficked (U.S. Department of State).

The country’s government has made strides to work toward ending human trafficking, but these actions have not made serious advancements (U.S. Department of State).

Continue reading

Post #9: Women in Morocco


Women protestors in Morocco / Courtesy of Morocco World News

Being a woman in Morocco is different than being a woman in the U.S. In Morocco, abortions are illegal, even in cases of rape and incest. Abortions are only allowed when the mother’s physical health is in danger. Women in Morocco could not own property or get a divorce until January 2004 (Morocco). In 2014, the Moroccan government finally changed a law that originally allowed rapists to avoid prosecution if they married their victims (The Guardian). The change in law was caused by the suicide of 16-year-old Amina Filali, who committed the act after being forced to marry her rapist (The Guardian).

Continue reading