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Women’s rights: Morocco holds first place in MENA region ahead of Tunisia and Algeria

Morocco is ranked, according to the World Bank report for 2019, in first place in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in terms of respect for gender equality. Tunisia and Algeria arrive 2nd and 3rd according to the same report.

In its latest report entitled “Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reforms”, published on February 27, 2019, Morocco is ranked at the top of the list in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in terms of rights between men and women.

The results of this ranking were based on several criteria such as the possibility of starting a business without the agreement of a guardian, to perform functions equal to men and without discrimination, to be protected against sexual harassment on the street and at work, or getting married and having children without legal restrictions.

Morocco thus obtained 73.13 points on a scale of 100, far ahead of Tunisia and Algeria who obtained respectively 58.75 and 57.50 points. As for Libya and Egypt, they scored 56.25 and 50.63 points.

According to the same report, the six “unpublished” champions in terms of women’s rights are Denmark, Belgium, France, Latvia, Sweden and Luxembourg, with, for the first time after ten years, a score of 100 points.

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