Tag: morocco

‘There’s a Place for Gays in Islam’

In an edition of the Venice Film Festival notable for the prevalence of works grappling with global and societal woes (unemployment, terrorism, pollution, war) perhaps no film has blended the personal and the political as strikingly as Abdellah Taia’s L’Armée du salut (Salvation Army). A promising directorial debut presented in the independent “Critics’ Week” category… Read more »

Morocco told to decriminalize gay sex

The Council of Europe has called upon Morocco to repeal its law banning same-sex acts The Council of Europe (CoE) told Moroccan lawmakers to decriminalize a law banning and severely punishing gay sex. The statement came as part of CoE’s bi-annual resolution evaluating Morocco’s reforms law reforms as required by its status as a ‘partner… Read more »

AIDS awareness campaigns target Maghreb youth

Ignorance increases the risk of HIV infection, especially for young people. A national AIDS awareness campaign now under way in Morocco is focusing on teenagers. The fourth edition of “Sidaction Maroc”, which runs through December 31st, aims to encourage young people to get tested so that the epidemic can be contained. The campaign also includes… Read more »