Many people are very interesting to know a bit more about Moroccan women. This page will try to clarify you about some facts on girls in Morocco and women in Morocco. First on this article we would like to point out that King Mohamed 6’s first law change was about women’s rights and women’s freedom in Morocco.
King Mohamed 6 instituted a new family code called Mudawana (this law came into effect in February, 2004), which granted women more power and rights as civilians and individuals. Moroccan women tend to be more attached to their traditional past than Moroccan girls, as these last ones search for their new life where individual personality is let free.
Although much things changed on paper, this doesn’t mean that Moroccan girls are detached from their culture and their past Islamic rules. Family bound in Moroccan families are very strong and still control rural communities and part of urban regions, where government laws will slowly arrive and change.
Moroccan Women – very interesting
How do Moroccan Women Dress?
Apart from exceptions cities like Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier where many women dress casual western clothing, generally Moroccan women tend to exclusively dress traditionally (some women dress traditional and others modern traditional mixing a bit of head cover with long dresses and jeans for example). Traditional women clothing in Morocco follow both Moroccan traditional clothes like jelaba and hijab, or the haik; Arabic standard clothing like albayia and Islamic clothing called khimar.
Photos of Moroccan women on the streets of Marrakech, Morocco.
How do Moroccan Girls Dress?
There is a considerable number of girls in Morocco who dress in western style, who shop in Zara and Stradivarius and who follow a personal dress code.
Many girls in Moroccan big cities have the choice of dressing what they want (inside whatever is possible and acceptable in Moroccan society, but most of western casual clothing is pretty much OK; other girls still follow either religious or family code that are much attached to each other.
In rural areas the case is not the same and girls will dress always traditional and anything but that will not be accepted nor respectful. Very interesting is that within the same family, two sisters can both dress differently, one wearing the head cover called hijab and the other not using it at all.
Photos of Moroccan girls on the streets of Marrakech, Morocco.